Screw Machines - Swiss-Type

Designed to efficiently process long slender parts for the watch industry, the Swiss-type turning machine uses a sliding headstock to produce its Z-axis motion. As the headstock moves, the work “slides” through a close coupled bushing allowing movement and as well as support. To provide X-axis feed, numerous cutting tools on independent slides or gang tool plates are arrayed around the periphery of the spindle and cross feed perpendicularly to the workpiece. When equipped with CNC, 11 or more axes of motion--in the form of driven tools, sub-spindles, compound slides, thread whirling and rotary broaching attachments as well as polygon turning--can be brought to bear for "done-in-one" production.

Stretching the Limits with Swiss

This precision component supplier has high expectations when purchasing equipment. Customer requirements are intensifying, and its new technology must keep pace.

Process Control in the Medical Shop

For this shop, successful delivery of medical and dental components is about proper process and machine tools that can handle the job.
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Seven-Axis Lathe Combines Swiss-Type CNC Machining with Laser Cutting

Tsugami/Rem Sales introduces the SS207-5AX LaserSwiss, a 20-mm, seven-axis Swiss-type CNC lathe with B-axis control.

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