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Why Shops Are Considering Swiss-Types

These days, more traditional job shops are installing—or at least eyeing—Swiss-types. Here are some reasons why.

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Some shops like that a Swiss-type’s guide bushing can be removed
so they can perform conventional turning.
 
These days, more traditional job shops are installing—or at least eyeing—Swiss-type lathes. That’s largely because Swiss-types can rapidly perform both turning and milling operations, enabling shops to machine intricate parts complete rather than running them across multiple machines. Recognizing this, manufacturers of Swiss-types have integrated design elements into their sliding-headstock machines to boost their effectiveness in environments where the work is diverse and the batches are small. Learn more.

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