Machining Micro Parts for Medical
This shop’s micromachining needs, primarily for medical components, ultimately led to the development of a new multifunction turning center platform geared toward producing tiny parts complete.
New and Different—Really
“New” and “different” are often overused terms, but a new multi-spindle machine introduced by Tornos at this year’s IMTS (Booth S-8666) does fit the description. The Multi-Swiss is a six-spindle multi machine with the additional wrinkle of providing sliding headstock capability on all six spindles.
Advancing Manufacturing, Tomorrow and Today
A drilling solution improves the production of a component that is critical for correcting spinal disorders. Meanwhile, an apprenticeship program ensures that improvements like this one can continue into the future.
Tornos President Steps Down
Machine tool supplier Tornos US (Lombard, Illinois) has accepted the resignation of company president Scott Kowalski.
Single-Spindle Turning Machine and More
The EvoDeco single-spindle turning machine offers fully synchronous drives with acceleration/deceleration to reduce cycle times for parts that require a lot of stopping.
Turn 1" Barstock
The Sigma 20, a high-speed sliding headstock turning center, is designed with the flexibility required in a job shop environment. This machine can turn simple to moderately complex parts. The counterspindle is as powerful as the main spindle, allowing operators to perform simultaneous machining to minimize cycle times, the company says.
Turn Parts With Simple Geometries
The Delta Swiss-type lathe product line is dedicated to machining parts with simple geometries. These machines feature a cast iron base, a large-capacity chip pan and a wide working area. The machines can be customized to work with or without a guide bushing, and they can use rotating tools.
Consider Swiss-Types For Medical Opportunities
Adopting the latest machining technologies is key for shops to accurately and repeatably create medical components. Swiss-style lathes offer a good combination of precision and repeatability for these applications thanks in part to their guide-bushing design, which provides support for the workpieces very close to the cut.
A Lathe That Doesn't Turn The Workpiece
Rather than rotating the workpiece, an Escomatic lathe rotates a toolhead around material that is held stationary in a guide bushing. This configuration allows workpiece stock to be fed as bars or coils for long periods of uninterrupted operation.