Swiss-Type Machines: More Than Just A Lathe

CNC Swiss-Type machines have more capability built in than ever before. Many of these capabilites can be accessed using attachments that increase the throughput of the machine tool, improve the quality of the work coming off the machine and reduce or eliminate the need for secondary operations even for very complex workpieces.

Chip Control With Coolant

Directing high pressure coolant under the chip in turning applications can improve cutting rates, tool life and surface finish.

Turning Tools

How CNC Led To Cells

Bringing CNC into a previously manual process set this shop on a lean path that has led to continuous flow production.

Turning Tools

From Out Of The Lab

Disruptive technology's  purpose is to disrupt the way machining is done. This article includes some of the developments to come out of the Machining Technology Laboratory (MTL), an R&D initiative dedicated to finding innovations in metalworking processes.

Turning Tools

The Case For Quick Change On Multi-Spindles

Even in the world of long-running, high-volume production on cam-driven automatics, quick-change tooling makes sense.

Turning Machines

Rotational Motion Lets Turning Compete With Grinding

Rotational turning provides machined surfaces smooth enough to let turning compete with grinding and polishing.

Turning Machines

Turning The Long And Difficult

This shop has made large turning work its specialty. In proving to its customers that it can perform this difficult work, it has started to win more "standard" machining jobs.

Process-Oriented Measuring Technology For Turning Tools

Because tools create the geometric shape of a workpiece, the accuracy of this shape is dependent on the position of the cutting edge to the workpiece. Therefore, the position of the cutting edge should be identified and maintained as precisely as possible. One reliable method for achieving the accuracy needed is through the use of a laser system for tool setting.

Turning Tools

How To Succeed At Failure

Your cutting tool’s failure mode may be telling you what to change about the process. Not every failure mode is the same, and one mode is preferable to all the others.