Swiss style turning was designed for the machining of long slender workpieces, which would be a struggle or even impossible to produce with conventional machine tools.
This is achieved by feeding the bar stock through a guide bushing device, which supports the material, as the tools engage the cut.
Over the years, these machines have progressed to offer much more than just turning long slender components.
Parts which were once, only considered as a milling part, can now be made far more efficiently on a sliding head machine, due to the automated nature of the equipment and the diverse range of tooling options available.
All our sliding head machines feature both main and sub spindles and carry a multitude of tooling, including driven cross working and end face milling / off center drilling.
This enables us to offer, ‘Done in one’ type manufacture, where the components are automatically conveyed from the machines, finished, without any secondary operations.
This in turn, allows us to offer fantastic value to our clients and running our machines through unmanned shifts, allows us to offer competitive pricing.
All our sliders are fed by full length, fully automatic bar feeds that can be loaded up to run for days at a time.
To control the flow of parts coming through inspection and finishing, we carry out inspection reports and statistical process control measures. This ensures you get the correct parts, on time and within tolerance.