CNC SWISS LATHE
Due to the way the Swiss lathe supports the part while tools are applied, which reduces or eliminates unwanted force effects during the machining process, ultra tight tolerances can be achieved on part sizes ranging from .010″ diameter up to 1.25″ diameter
HIGHER VOLUME &
Swiss lathe machining is best suited for fast-paced production of longer running/higher volume part orders
Our Swiss lathes are equipped with 12′ bar feeders to allow for nearly 24/7 run time & lights out automated production to meet high volume part demand quickly & affordably
SWISS LATHE EXPERTISE
Swiss lathe technology was developed to create intricate parts for Swiss watches & allows for exceptional part complexity, with more delicate features, thinner walls & deeper cuts than can be achieved on other types of lathes or mills
At Acclaim, it’s our wheelhouse & our specialty in the machining market. Let’s discuss your Swiss lathe machining project today
A brief history of
In Switzerland in the early 1870’s, a watchmaker named Jakob Schweizer invented a new feature to modify a traditional lathe. By adding a sliding headstock to the design, it allowed for the material to rotate at speed as on a traditional lathe, but with additional longitudinal movement. These ‘Swiss machines’ were then produced and distributed on a larger scale in the 1880’s by Nicolas Junker.
The concept of the modern CNC Swiss Lathe (also called CNC Swiss Screw Machines) are based off this technology, and this is how the ‘Swiss’ moniker is still used today to describe these machines originally born out of the need to produce parts for precision watchmaking.