Precision Engineering

Precision Engineering

We offer a range of medium to high volume precision machining solutions at our manufacturing site in Waterford (Ireland).

With a corporate culture dedicated to excellence and continuous improvement, SCHIVO MEDICAL is able to service the precision machining needs of modern industry through ongoing investment in the latest manufacturing technology. We provide a wide range of capabilities, offering a complete manufacturing service and integrated support facilities. Combined with the skills and knowledge of our dedicated team, we are able to deliver a high quality and price competitive solution.

We have the capacity and capability to produce complex components in a range of materials including stainless steel, aluminium, plastics and special alloys (to exact tolerances). Our component manufacturing capability extends across a full range of CNC machinery, including high speed horizontal and vertical machining centres, 5-axis machining, sliding head, one hit machining and metrology. These enable us to cost effectively produce components in small, medium or large batches.

We are vastly experienced in a wide range of materials including metals, plastics and exotic or difficult alloys. Below are some of the materials with which we work on a routine basis.

  • Stainless Steel S130
  • Inconel 718, 625 Bar
  • Inconel Forging & Castings
  • 17-4 All Conditions
  • 15-5 All Conditions
  • Brass
  • Aluminium
  • 25% or 13% CR Steel
  • 420 Stainless Steel
  • Titanium
  • Nimonic 75
  • Titanium Aluminide
  • Delrin, PEEK and other polymers

We continue to invest in and operate a wide range of CNC milling machines from traditional 2-axis to the latest 5-axis machining centres. We offer clients the highest levels of precision manufacturing, rigorous quality control and a lean time focus.

Our team of highly experienced engineers and operators operate wide a range of milling machines.

In Ireland, our milling machinery includes:

  • Roeders HSC RFM 600 DS: HSC Machine Simultaneous 5 axis machining of the most complex geometry
  • Roeders RXP 500D SC: Machine Centre Simultaneous 5 axis machining of the most complex geometry
  • DMG Mori Seiki: NMV3000DCG Vertical Machining Centre High-Precision, 5 axis control vertical machining centre
  • Mazak Horizontal Machining Centre 6 Pallet Workstation with 12,000 RPM, 80 station Tool Changer (capable of 600mm x 600mm x 610mm) x QTY 3
  • Mazak VTC 20C Machining Centre Long Bed with pendulum machining option (capable of 1660mm x 510mm x 500mm)
  • Mazak VTC 20B Vertical Machining Centres (capable of 1100mm x 510mm x 500mm) x QTY 2
  • Mazak VTC16A Small Footprint Machining Centre (capable of 510mm x 410mm x 500mm)
  • Mazak V515/40 Machining Centre 50 Taper Spindle CNC Machine fitted with a Niken 4th Axis Unit (capable of 1050mm x 510mm x 500mm)
  • Maho 800E2 Machining Centre Universal Machine with Horizontal and Vertical Head options (capable of 800mm x 550mm x 500mm)
  • Maho 600E2 Machining Centre Universal Machine with Horizontal and Vertical Head options (capable of 600mm x 450mm x 500mm)
  • Hurco VMX30T Milling Machine x QTY 2
  • Matsuura High Speed Milling Machine 15,000 RPM Machine with 2 Station Pallet Changer (capable of 600mm x 450mm x 500mm) x QTY 2


Turning operations are carried out by a team of very experienced operators and engineers, some with almost three decades of CNC metal machining expertise and complex technical problem solving capabilities.

In Ireland, our turning facility includes:

  • Mazak Integrex 200MSYIII Multi Task Mill Turn Centre. 40 ATC. Can Machine in 7 Axis 580 x 160 x 1045 Max swing 660 dia. x QTY 2
  • Mazak SQT15MS Sub-spindle CNC Lathe with Milling capabilities 300 dia x 500
  • MazakSQT15M CNC Lathe with Milling capabilities 300 dia x 500
  • Mazak SQT10M CNC Lathe with Milling capabilities 230 dia x 305
  • Mazak SQT20N CNC Lathe 230 dia x 440 Mazak SQT200 CNC Lathe 300 dia x 500
  • Mazak Quick Turn Nexus 200 II MS


Our tool room in the Waterford operation is more than just a traditional fixture and jig making operation. It is fully integrated into the production operation and assists in new product introduction and development, staffed by highly experienced toolmaking specialists.

  • Maho Vertical CNC Milling Machines
  • Universal CNC Milling Machines (600 x 400 x 450) x QTY 4
  • Manual Milling Machines (1000 x 300 x 400) x QTY 4
  • Harrison Lathes 500 dia x 1500 x QTY 2
  • Jones and Shipman Surface Grinder (450 x 150 x 250)
  • Okamoto NC Grinder (600 x 400 x 350)
  • Ribon Grinder Cylindrical Grinder 200 dia x 450
  • Our EDM cell uses Soditech Wire Eroders to manufacture products with very precise and complex geometries:
  • Soditech 535 Submerged Wire Eroder CNC 4 Axis Wire Machine with 2 micron accuracy (550 x 350 x 300)
  • Soditech 325 Submerged Wire Eroder CNC 4 Axis Wire Machine with 5 micron accuracy (325 x 200 x 200)


  • NDT
  • Mag Particle & Die Penetrant
  • Grinding – Cylindrical & Surface
  • Hard Anodising
  • Clear Anodising
  • Cadmium Plating
  • Alochrome
  • Xylan
  • Electroless Nickel Plating
  • Deep Hole Boring
  • Painting