CNC SWISS TURNING
CNC Swiss turning has recently become a much more common process utilized within machine shops as a way to offer a more advanced manufacturing process. Typically only used for parts requiring the tightest tolerances in previous years, the Swiss-style lathe has gained popularity for its reliability for making parts to exact specifications.
How CNC Swiss Turning Works
Whereas a normal metal lathe holds a workpiece tightly and is cut by cutting tools as it spins, as Swiss-type lathe feeds the workpiece through a bushing that has been reinforced to stay firmly in place. This is done so that the workpiece is always cut nearest to its point of support. This alleviates any pressure put on the workpiece as the cutting tool cuts away at the part, keeping it from moving or bending away from the cutting piece throughout its operation. In short, CNC Swiss turning is used due to its higher capability to produce very precise parts that require that there is no room for error when it is incorporated into its complete system. Many Swiss-style lathes are computer-operated, running automatically and precisely following the plan that has been built for it to ensure cost-effective operation and high-volume production capability. Due to their high attention to detail and strengthened operation, CNC Swiss turning allows you to work with more difficult materials, whether hard or soft and easily manipulated, as well as giving a fine finish and extending a tool’s life.
If you have any questions about the processes used for our CNC Swiss turning, or if you want to learn more about the CNC capabilities we have for the parts you need to get Swiss turned, get in touch with us today. If you’re interested in using our services, contact us and we can start working on a quote for your project.