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Published: 7/22/2018

Using Cameras to Align Tools and Spindles on Swiss-Type Lathes
Installing cameras in the spindles of a Swiss-type lathe can simplify the alignment of tools with the main and subspindles as well as the alignment of those spindles with each other.

Published: 11/30/2017

Laser Lathes Consolidate Medical Manufacturing
Laser cutting and welding capability can make Swiss-type lathes an ideal complement to equipment that hasn’t traditionally shared space with production machinery.  

Published: 9/16/2017

Scanning Probe Application on a Swiss-Type
The following case study provided by Blum-Novotest describes how Karlheinz Lehmann GmbH in Oberwolfach, Germany, is able to maintain 2-micron parallelism of slots on a compressed-air coupling component for Parker Hannifin GmbH.

Published: 8/1/2017

Europe Meets USA
European Correspondent Barbara Schulz’s recent visit to U.S. shops revealed some of the technologies American manufacturers apply and the challenges they face as they work to become more globally competitive.

Published: 7/13/2017

Catch Up on PMTS 2017’s Live Demonstrations with This Video Playlist
Covering workholding, Swiss-type turning, multitasking machines and more, the seven talks in the YouTube playlist are a good recap of the latest in production machining technology.

Published: 6/23/2017

Accessories for Swiss Make a Big Difference
We recently published an article that revisited the state of the art in Swiss-type accessories. Often, these are at the heart of the successful application of Swiss machining because they allow for various applications.

Published: 6/22/2017

Video: What’s Low-Frequency-Vibration Turning?
Oscillating Z-axis tool motion combined with brief bits of intentional air cutting enables effective chip control and improved tool life on Swiss-type lathes.

Published: 5/11/2017

Reconsider Some of Your Swiss Processes
This old process continues to be renewed with developments of accessories within the machine.

Published: 2/23/2017

Parts Cleaning Expo Coming to Columbus in April
Join us at PCx for sessions presented by leading parts cleaning experts from around the world on the latest parts cleaning technologies, chemistries, and equipment during PMTS this spring.

Published: 2/17/2017

Micro-Part Collets Make Subspindles Sing
A proprietary grinding process and the application of clamping force exactly where it’s needed ensure secure, concentric gripping with a collet system that can potentially fit every turning machine in a shop.