Learn More about Swiss-Type Machines

Originally titled 'Learn More about Swiss-Type Machines'

In the Swiss-Type Zone, you will find articles, columns, new product announcements, case studies, video and blog posts related to the Swiss-type machines, as well as new products and suppliers.

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The differentiating feature of the Swiss-type machine tool configuration is use of a sliding headstock to produce its Z-axis feed. This feature sets the design apart from conventional turning centers. Swiss-types use a guide bushing, usually carbide lined and mounted as the spindle nose, to support the blank stock within the workzone. As the sliding headstock moves in X-plus or minus, the work “slides” through the close-coupled bushing allowing movement as well as support.

Learn more about Swiss-type machines in PM’s Screw Machines – Swiss-Type zone. Here, you will find articles, columns, new product announcements, case studies, video and blog posts related to the Swiss-type machines, as well as new products and suppliers. Click here for more information.