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Industrial lasers continue to boost efficiency and profitability in applications from hand-welding to turnkey and custom cutting, welding and marking systems.

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Low Frequency Vibration Increases Job Shop’s Productivity

Posted on March 5, 2021 by Production Machining

Turning superalloys on a machine is challenging. These often stubborn materials can be tough on carbide cutting tools and produce long, stringy chips that wrap around parts and leave behind a poor surface finish. Breaking short chips with this material was a struggle for one job shop until it discovered a new technology in a Swiss-type machine it recently purchased.

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Innovations in Medical Manufacturing

Posted on October 28, 2020 by SME Media

Medical manufacturing, like other industries, faces intensive demands for improved productivity. As a result, many manufacturers are focused on achieving greater efficiencies and precision in making small parts. No technology beats Swiss turn when it comes to churning out many small parts. According to Brian Such, executive vice president of Marubeni Citizen-Cincom (MCC), Allendale, N.J., one recent improvement in Swiss machining is the use of modular gear boxes that quadruple the speed of the live tool.

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Laser-Equipped Swiss CNCs Grow in Capability, Ease of Use

Posted on June 2020 by SME Media

MCC Laser Product Manager Randy Nickerson said the company was among the first to adapt fiber laser technology to Swiss-style lathes, and has improved it ever since. The latest iteration includes temperature and humidity sensors inside the laser head that continuously monitor for the proper operating conditions, and generate an alert on the control's display if there's a problem.

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DRY SWISS MACHINING IN MEDICAL

Featured Content Posted on June 2020 (originally posted in January 2019) by Production Machining, Gardner Media

Continuing to build its reputation for creative solutions, this multi-faceted medical device component manufacturer took its Swiss machining operations to a new level to meet a customer's market demands.

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WHEN A SWISS-TYPE IS A LATHE AND A FIVE AXIS MILL

Posted on July 2019 by Modern Machine Shop, Gardner Media

Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

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GROVTEC MACHINING – PUTTING THEIR TRUST IN CITIZEN’S CNC TURNING CENTERS (JUNE/JULY 2019 COVER STORY)

Posted on July 2019 by CNC West, Arnold Publications Inc.

The Citizen Miyano BNX51 is a highly stable machining platform equipped with the popular Mitsubishi control.

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MAKING MEDICAL MIRACLES

Posted on July 2019 by Manufacturing Engineering, SME Media

Citizen Cincom L32XII comes standard with a B axis and can be upgraded to 38mm. The LFV (Low Frequency Vibration) option prolongs tool life and reduces problems caused by chips.

Changes in health care are driving more innovative tooling, including new machining strategies and complex cutting tools that help deliver more patient-centered solutions.

As health care becomes more personal and portable, traditional machining of precision components is being married to 3D printing and “black” marking of medical devices to ensure they are tracked throughout their life cycle.

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PACIFIC SWISS & MANUFACTURING, INC. ISO CERTIFIED GLOBAL SUPPLIER OF SWISS AND MICRO-SWISS COMPONENTS (MAY 2019 COVER STORY, PG 24-25)

Posted on May 2019 by A2Z Manufacturing West Coast

Pacific Swiss is exclusively focused on CNC Swiss machining and CNC Swiss Micro Miniature machining. Their secret is simple; hire the best employees, utilize the best machines, run these automated machines 24/7 lights-out and produce the perfect product.

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