Tornos Technologies U.S. Corporation

200 Howard Ave.
Ste. 220
Des Plaines , IL 60018 US

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Company Profile

Since our 1914 founding, Tornos has pioneered sliding headstock technology.

Tornos currently offers a full range of MultiSwiss solutions for producing parts measuring 4 to 32 mm in diameter

The two new variants – the MultiSwiss 8x26 and the MultiSwiss 6x32 – have been designed based on the philosophy and the technology which proved so successful on the MultiSwiss 6x14 and MultiSwiss 6x16 machines.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Swiss-Type Lathe Helps Medical Shop Achieve Higher Precision

Swiss-Type Lathe Helps Medical Shop Achieve Higher Precision
After a new Swiss-type lathe exceeded company management’s expectations in terms of both performance and efficiency, the lathe is now included in plans for future applications.  

Tornos SwissNano

Tornos Introduces Larger-Capacity Version of SwissNano
Tornos now offers a larger-capacity 7-mm SwissNano model for precision turning, drilling, cutting, deburring, roughing and finishing operations. 

Beaumont Machine's new headquarters

Industry News of Note: April 2019
EDM maker starts a new chapter in Ohio, Tornos to host a grand opening in Chicago and other industry news. 

Tornos US to Host Grand Opening of Chicago Customer Center
Recently appointed President Daniel Maerklin invites guests nationwide to see the center and partake in seminars and a preview of the new 7-mm SwissNano machine. 

Tornos SwissDeco

Single-Spindle Lathe Series Offers Intuitive Programming
IMTS 2018: Tornos is displaying its SwissDeco multitasking single-spindle lathe for the automotive, medical, dental, electronics and aerospace industries. 

brass bridge workpieces after profile machining in a 16-station custom fixture

Watchmaking: A Machinist’s View
Old-world craftsmanship combines with precision machining on a vertical machining center and Swiss-type lathe to produce some of the only U.S.-made mechanical wristwatch movements.


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.

Multi-Spindle Turning Centers Offered
Tornos offers a range of multi-spindle turning centers, including the MultiSwiss, MultiAlpha, MultiSigma and SAS lines.

Tornos Swiss ST 26

Swiss Center Brings Paper Punching Work In-House
With a Tornos Swiss ST starter machine, Performance Design brought paper-punching component production in-house and reduce overhead costs by 66 percent.

Tornos Swiss ST26

Tornos Swiss ST26 Offers Turnkey Equipment Packs
The Swiss ST 26 high performance Swiss-type turning center from Tornos features seven linear axes.

Tornos Almac FB 1005 CNC horizontal bar milling machine

CNC Horizontal Bar Milling Machine with Turn-Mill Capability
Tornos’ Almac FB 1005 CNC horizontal bar milling machine is capable of machining on as many as six axes with 19 live spindles.

Alphatec’s Carlsbad plant

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.

medical component swiss machining

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.

The rotating tool head

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.

Jason Blake

The Prescription For Making Orthopedic Parts
This shop entered the medical machining field and succeeded there.

Hammad Ghuman

Better Parts, Better Process
For most of us, a hobby is what we do outside work. Not so for this New York shop. With the application of multi-process machine tools, a successful metalworking business has grown from a love of radio-controlled race cars.


CNC Multispindles: Are They For You
Multispindle machines are highly complex and highly productive machine tools. Justification for their use in shops is well known. Lately, however, successful integration of multispindle CNC is changing the justification equation for shops currently using CNC single spindles.

Know Where You're Going
Building a successful and competitive job shop business takes appropriate technology, applied well. This Swiss-type screw machine shop uses a solid strategic plan like a map to keep focused and make sound business and technology decisions.

Swiss Precision With CNC Flexibility
Swiss-type automatics have been a production mainstay in screw machine shops better than a hundred years. Originally designed for production of parts for the Swiss watch industry, they are differentiated from other single-spindle machines by a sliding headstock. The cutting tools are fixed and the workpiece is moved

Product Categories of Tornos Technologies U.S. Corporation

Bar Feed Mechanisms
Cam Layouts
Cams for Single-Spindle Machines
Cam-Type Single-Spindle Screw Machines - New Equipment
Cleaning & Degreasing Equipment, Aqueous
Cleaning Equipment
CNC Single-Spindle Screw Machines - New Equipment
CNC Swiss Screw Machines - New Equipment
Coating Equipment
Coil Equipment Systems
Cut to Length Machines
Deburring Equipment
Drilling & Tapping Machines, CNC
Drilling & Tapping Units, Fixtured
Drilling Machines, Bench & Column
Drilling Machines, Deep Hole (Gundrilling)
Electro-Chemical Machines (ECM)
Gear Hobbing Machines
Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Mass Finishing Media & Compounds
Nano & Micro Machining Equipment
Surface Treatment & Coating Equipment
Transfer Machines, Dial Index
Transfer Machines, Rotary
Transfer Machines, Shuttle-Type
Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
Universal Machining Centers
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis

Trade Names

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Petermann Precision