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Success With Flexible Heating Elements

An aircraft equipment OEM needed chemically etched flexible heating elements for critical assemblies they produce. They need to ensure the equipment they manufacture endures high altitude flights without freezing. The OEM was already working with another photochemical etching company but the quality of the etched heating elements was low, and the deliveries were not dependable….

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Switzer’s Success in The Automotive Industry

At Switzer, we supply precision crafted metal components to numerous OEMs within a variety of industries. From aerospace-to-automotive, our expertise extends from above the clouds to on the road, and we never fail to deliver the quality the project deserves. Switzer Takes the Wheel Thanks to our hard work and continuous success in the industry,…

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Next Level Precision

Precision. Crafted. Metal. That’s Switzer. The photo chemical etching process allows us to make tight-tolerance, precision metal components as thin as .0005 inches. To achieve this level of precision, we rely on our 30+ years of experience and our measuring tools. The Keyence IM-7500 We have recently raised our standards and our level of efficiency…

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Stainless Steel for Food Processing: 304 grade vs 316 grade stainless

Stainless steel is a popular material for food processing because of its heat resistance and smooth finish. It can withstand high temperatures that are often used during the processing of foods, and it also has a protective, chromium-enriched oxide layer that protects against rusting. Chromium content is what makes steel considered stainless. Food-grade stainless steel…

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How Switzer Showed Support When the Community Needed It Most

Core Value: Community We help others succeed and celebrate their success. We respect, understand, and care for each other, the community, our vendors and our customers. Local Businesses Switzer was lucky enough to survive the difficult year of 2020. Sadly, the changes the pandemic brought effected some industries worse than others. Of these industries, restaurants…

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Engineer Feature: Jack Pilie

A member of Switzer’s team for now four years, process engineer Jack Pilie thrives off of the collaboration and problem-solving involved in the chemical etching process. Pulling from a wealth of experience, Jack offers insights onto the highlights of his work in the manufacturing industry. What is the most innovative project you’ve worked on? A…

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Etcher

When it comes to finding a supplier of metal components, there are dozens of options; but choosing the right one can make all the difference in terms of obtaining exactly what you need. While there are many more relevant factors in selecting an etcher, we have picked three that Switzer considers most important: experience, capabilities…

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What Makes Switzer Home for Jill Re

Jill Re first joined Switzer’s team two years ago as the company’s HR Manager. Since then, Jill has gained a wealth of experience, newfound knowledge and even a new title: Director of Finance and Administration. Now, she reflects on what has made Switzer such a great place to work. What originally attracted you to Switzer? Do…

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Will Gen Z Throw the Manufacturing Industry a Life Jacket?

As the manufacturing industry deals with a lack of labor now, employers worry about the supply for future candidates. According to Deloitte, there will be a manufacturing labor shortage of 2.4 million by 2028. However, there is potential for a saving grace: Gen Z. After seeing Millennials drown in student-debt, many more Gen Zers are…

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A Company Without a Boss

According to the Volaris Group, the difference between a boss and a leader is the following: “a boss is someone who manages their employees, while a leader inspires them to innovate, think creatively and strive for perfection.” Across industries, you can find thousands of bosses giving orders and demanding results to keep their business running…

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