Swiss engineering techniques used by RS India

The main motive of the company is to provide Indian industries and customers the best quality machined and assembled components based on ‘Swiss Precision and Assembling Techniques and Quality’ in India itself and for this the we follow these kind of Swiss engineering techniques.

  • Precision Machining

In the Precision Machining technique we cut a piece of raw material into a desired shape and size by a controlled material removal process using various machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, drill presses or CNC machines.

The precision machining technique has many types :

  • Milling, which is a process of machining using rotary cutters to remove material by advancing a cutter into a workpiece.
  • Swiss type turning, which is a specialized process for machining small, high precision turned parts.
  • Grinding technique is used to sharp or smooth the machine tools by rubbing it on a rough hard surface.
  • Tumbling technique smooths and polishes a rough surface on relatively small parts.
  • Washing and polishing technique is than used for  removal of scratches and getting a crystal clear surface.
  • Electrical discharge machining  is a manufacturing process whereby we obtain the desired shape by using electrical discharges
  • Sheet metal

We use a variety of different metal types and thicknesses. Thus, choosing the right sheet metal gauge and thickness is essential to any metal fabrication project.

Sheet metal forming processes are those in which force is applied to a piece of sheet metal to modify its geometry rather than remove any material. For this we uses techniques such as

  • Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut materials
  • Press Brake  is a technique for pressing tool for bending sheet and plate material.  It forms predetermined bends by clamping the workpiece between a matching punch and die.
  • Punch press technique is used to cut holes in material.
  • Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool causing fusion
  • Heat treatment

Heat Treatment, annealing, and tempering are three of the most well-known methods used by the company for treating metals.

The techniques which are used are;

  • Annealing is a heat treatment process which alters the microstructure of a material to change its mechanical or electrical properties.
  • Carbonitriding , we use this metallurgical surface modification technique to increase the surface hardness of a metal, thereby reducing wear.
  • Case hardening is the process of hardening the surface of a metal object while allowing the metal deeper underneath to remain soft.
  • Gas Nitriding is a technique in which nitrogen is added to the surface of steel parts using dissociated ammonia as the source.
  • Hardening under inert gas, is a complete hardening technique during which we protect the components within a reactive atmosphere against negative impacts of the edge zone (e.g. decarburization).
  • Nitro Carburizing is a thermochemical diffusion process where nitrogen, carbon, and to a very small degree, oxygen atoms diffuse into the surface of the steel part, forming a compound layer at the surface, and a diffusion layer.
  • Tempering is performed after hardening, to reduce some of the excess hardness, and is done by heating the metal to some temperature below the critical point for a certain period of time, then allowing it to cool in still air.
  • Vacuum hardening is a process where steel is hardened with a stream of nitrogen, whereby cooling rate can be determined by selecting the excess pressure.
  • Surface treatment

To make the surface of a material more resistant to corrosion or wear and to make it better we use a technique called surface treatment.

Surface treatment is a possible way to obtain sufficient resistance against environmental attack, including oxidation, without spoiling the required mechanical properties of the substrate. For this the techniques which we use are

  • Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts.
  • Electroplating is a process that uses an electric current to reduce dissolved metal cations so that they form a thin coherent metal coating on an electrode.
  • UV printing is a form of digital printing that uses ultra-violet lights to dry or cure ink as it is printed.
  • Laser Engraving is the practice of using lasers to engrave an object.
  • Quality

RS-India offers continuous process management and multiple testing, in combination with a conscientious end control, enabling it to guarantee best possible quality for every order and wide range of services under one roof assuring Swiss quality and precision.