A Special Message from
Marubeni Citizen - Cincom Inc.
Introducing a New Version of the Popular L20 Swiss Type Lathe
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom was founded in 1984 to market and service Citizen’s CINCOM family of Swiss-type turning centers. This venture represents the amalgamation of two of Japan’s largest and most highly regarded companies, Marubeni Corp. and Citizen Watch Company. Marubeni began operation more than 140 years ago as a rural trading company specializing in yarn and textiles. Today it is one of Japan’s nine largest trading companies, which together account for more than 40% of Japan’s exports and 60% of its imports. It actively trades more than 30,000 products and services, including textiles, chemicals, machinery, energy, and a broad spectrum of consumer products. It employs more than 10,000 people, maintains almost 200 offices in 82 countries, and generates revenues of $79 billion annually.
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Marubeni Citizen - Cincom Inc.
Cincom M16 Swiss Turning Centers
Combines tool turret versatility with gang tool speed: Shorter production cycles with no loss of precision and versatility; Live tools at any turret location, and 3 gang locations; Indexing by high speed servo; Y axis gang tool motion.
As seen in MMS
A Swiss-Type Turning Point
The lessons this shop learned after purchasing its first Swiss-type turning center nearly two decades ago are now being applied to larger multi-spindle and multi-turret lathes for bigger and more complex parts.
Swiss-Type Lathe Adds B Axis
The L20 Type XII Swiss-type lathe from Marubeni Citizen-Cincom features B-axis controllable rotary tools for simultaneous complex machining.
Medical Shapes a Shop
Medical job and contract shops face challenges—some unique to the market they serve—that push them to become more efficient. Learn about the efforts this shop has made to clear the hurdles it has encountered along the way.
A High-Tech Legacy
This shop’s story sheds light on the sorts of developments that continue to spur new interest in Swiss-type lathes.
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom is Ready for Company
Anticipating a great IMTS 2012, Marubeni Citizen-Cincom (MCC) is rolling out the red carpet for show visitors interested in precision machined parts in the 2-mm- to 64-mm- diameter range.
Shop's Success Turns on Swiss-type Technology
During the past few decades, the Swiss-type lathe has evolved from a niche product to a go-to platform for done-in-one production of small precision parts. This shop has evolved right along with it.
What Shapes a Shop
Marshall Manufacturing melds CNC machining and 3D bending to create intricate medical components from small-diameter barstock and tubing. Customer needs spurred the shop to carve out what has become a successful medical-manufacturing niche.
CAM System Simplifies Swiss-Type Lathe Programming
To reduce setup times, this medical device manufacturer replaced its conventional CNC turning and milling machines with Swiss-type lathes. However, taking full advantage of these complex machines’ capabilities required another investment—Esprit CAM software from DP technology.
New Machines, New Family Member
With the addition of Miyano to the Citizen family, Marubeni now is responsible for sales, service and parts for all Miyano products in North America.
Probing Beyond Prismatic
This manufacturer has used on-machine probing to help automate setups and maintain process control for prismatic parts produced on VMCs for years. The metrology products maker recently implemented probing strategies that let it achieve similar results on its turn-mills and Swiss-types. The smaller, more economical batch sizes these machines now produce are better aligned with true production requirements.
Bringing It All Together
Shops that serve medical instrument and implant manufacturers face special challenges. Their customers typically want precisely machined parts plus the extras such as finishing, marking, assembly and expert handling of the regulatory paperwork. That’s why this shop is focused on providing more than just the machining.
Bryco Before and After
Within a two-month period, this Chicago-area contract shop reorganized the shopfloor, implemented new procedures and eliminated employee toolboxes. Here are the benefits the shop has seen.