Seven-Axis Lathe Combines Swiss-Type CNC Machining with Laser Cutting


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Tsugami/Rem Sales introduces the SS207-5AX LaserSwiss, a 20-mm, seven-axis Swiss-type CNC lathe with B-axis control. The machine combines Swiss-type CNC machining with laser cutting, enabling both operations in a single setup. All operations are programmed and driven from the machine’s FANUC 31i-B5 CNC. According to the company, the lathe is designed to decrease cycle time and support part designs that couldn’t be machined with conventional methods.

The company will also display a selection of its Swiss-type lathes, gang/turret lathes and CNC turning centers. 


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