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Swiss for Short

A Swiss-type lathe with a B-axis milling spindle and significant tooling capacity enables this shop to be more effective at complex, short-run work—work the shop otherwise might not even bid on.

Shop Opts for Choice in Swiss Machines

Precision CNC (Lancaster, Ohio) is a traditional machine shop that has moved into Swiss machining. From the beginning of its Swiss operation, it has used “combination” machines in its stable of Swiss-types, which offer machining capability with or w...

Medical Machining is in the Genes

Sometimes it’s difficult to stay away. This company is an example of a precision machining family that simply can’t stop doing what it does.

Turbocharge Swiss-Type Turning with Accessories

Adding accessories to the already capable Swiss-type turning center is a cost effective method of increasing production efficiency.

Racing to High Tech Turning

A manufacturer of race car components gets higher RPM, quicker rapids and a sophisticated control with a new lineup of turning machines.

Climbing the Ladder of Success

A shop takes advantage of CNC multi-spindle technology to reduce cost per part while meeting customer's quality production needs.

From Aggravation to Lights-Out Production

Automated machining has transformed this South Carolina shop. However, achieving unattended production involved far more than just shutting off the lights.

Understanding Swiss-Type Machining

Once seen as a specialty machine tool, the CNC Swiss-type is increasingly being used in shops that are full of more conventional CNC machines. For the newcomer to Swiss-type machining, here is what the learning curve is like.

A Swiss Shop’s Next Generation

The shallow talent pool of available skilled machinists can be an even bigger obstacle to the shop that is rapidly growing. Perhaps the best solution is to attack the problem from within.

Medical Parts are Redefining Swiss-Type Machining

Machining for medical devices is changing what constitutes a Swiss-type part.


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