For increased accuracy in mass production, several industries can benefit from the use of swiss lathe methods. The use of programmable lathes is quite common when mass-production is neccesary. Many companies, including ours at Aztalan Engineering, have expanded production equipment to include CNC Swiss Turning methods.
Major Feature and Benefits
The benefit to this type of precision production is that the lathe involves a variety of machines working together. The stock metal is automatically fed through a guide bushing. These machines are designed so that the cut always takes place near the system’s support points. This allows great precision, and high-quality, clean cuts because the stock metal has great stability during the process.
There are some additional benefits to using this type of manufacturing process:
- On average the machines operate on a range of seven to thirteen axis points
- Uses oil as a cutting fluid
- There is a reduction in odor-causing bacteria
- Programmable manufacturing methods
A key selling point for both manufactures, and their customers, is the great detail these machines can produce. Precision is key when it comes to mass production. This method is great for micro production, and detailed products.
Common Applications and Products
A number of industries benefit from CNC Swiss Turning methods. For building machinery, this is a great method. Developing the interior parts of machines and micro machines can be successfully accomplished with this approach.
Common products made from this process also include medical equipment, firearm pins, and small electronic components. The time it can take to make these pieces by hand can be labor intensive. Modernizing this process is cost effective. It reduces product waste, shifts labor hours to other areas, and develops identical products, time and time, and time again.
At Aztalan Engineering, we are able to use our advanced equipment for product development, prototype manufacturing, and refining mass-production processes. Reduced downtime, and the ability to manufacture multiple pieces at once, is exactly why many companies continue to turn to programmable mass production.