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.
Swiss-type lathe
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Keeping Current with the Medical Machining Market

The medical machining industry being supplied by the precision machined parts industry is changing. This Northeast Ohio shop is working to keep up with the need to serve changing requirements of its medical customers by increasing the shop’s operational capabilities.

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Two New Twists on Thread Whirling

Thread whirling as a metalworking process dates to the 1940s. Recently, developments in production speeds, based on this increasingly popular process, are impacting thread manufacturers.

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New Citizen Tool Program Offers Quality and Service

The company’s new line of live and static tools for Swiss-type CNC automatic lathes are designed for most Citizen lathes.



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