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Published: 7/7/2019

When a Swiss-Type Is a Lathe and a Five-Axis Mill
Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

Published: 5/16/2019

Burr-Free Micro Thread Whirling
Threading is usually the last operation when machining components, which is why the process needs to be reliable and highly precise. DC Swiss has developed an internal thread whirler, which leaves micro threads burr-free, even in demanding, hard-to-...

Published: 5/1/2019

Manufacturing Data Collection and Management Transforms Swiss Shop
A New Hampshire high-volume precision solutions manufacturer and an innovative software solutions provider have collaborated in upgrading the shop’s data collection and organization methods, maximizing output and competitiveness.

Published: 4/15/2019

Industry News of Note: April 2019
EDM maker starts a new chapter in Ohio, Tornos to host a grand opening in Chicago and other industry news. 

Published: 3/7/2019

Learn to Improve Production on Swiss-Types, Hybrids at PMTS
The PMTS 2019 schedule includes a Tech Talk about improving businesses by using the right tools on Swiss-type machines and a showfloor demo of a hybrid machine.

Published: 12/4/2018

Collaboration is Key When Implementing New Machine Tools
Working closely with builders can help shops ensure that new machine tools are a success.

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.