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.
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Medical Grows as Its End Market Slows

While the baby-boom generation inexorably falls apart, bone screws, plates, rods, artificial joints and less-invasive surgical fixes indicate a bright future for manufacturers of the parts needed to help keep “Humpty” together. The trick for medical-part makers is keeping up with the evolving technology needed to meet industry demands.

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Making Parts on a Swiss/Laser Machine

Adding laser cutting to Swiss-type machining is helping this shop do more work for its customers in the medical industry. 

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SwissDeco Lathe Available in Range of Tooling Options

Drive technology, tooling, rigidity and modularity make Tornos' Swiss Deco line of Swiss-type lathes suitable for a range of industries.




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