Absolute Machine Tools presents Nexturn Swiss CNC lathes engineered to maximize accuracy and economy in the production machining of complex precision parts. Nexturn swiss lathes include basic guide-bushing-equipped machines with maximum bar capacities from 12mm to 38mm diameter; removable guide-bushing machines from 20mm to 38mm capacity, and non-guide-bushing machines with 26mm to 51mm bar capacity. In addition, Nexturn provides turret-type non-guide-bushing sliding-headstock CNC swiss machines to process 45mm, 56mm and 67mm diameter bars.
Six different lathe series are designed to meet specific production and economic requirements:
CNC Swiss Lathes
7-Axis Industry Leading Efficient Model with 22 Tools
7-Axis Performance Model with Exchangeable Guide Bushing & Modular Rotary Spindles
8-Axis Performance Model, Dual Y, 27 Tools, Modular Rotary Spindles & Exchangeable Guide Bushing
9-Axis Advanced Model with Fully Programmable B-Axis, 33 Tool Capacity, Modular Rotary Spindles & Exchangeable Guide Bushing
11-Axis Advanced Model with 3-Channel Dual Opposed Gang Tool Post, 33 Tools & Modular Rotary Spindles
11-Axis Turret Model with 3-Channel Programming, 39 Tool Capacity & 45mm, 56mm, 67mm size models
CNC Swiss Machine
Most models feature different levels of sophistication and options that enable Swiss CNC machine capabilities to be tailored to fit any budget.
Nexturn Swiss Lathes are available with the Servo Learning Oscillation option. The main purpose of Servo Learning Oscillation is to eliminate long, stringy chips from gathering around the part and cutting tool during the machining process. By constantly changing frequencies through the X, Y, and Z axes combined with interrupting cutting on the part, the chips will break away clean, allowing for continual flawless cutting.
Swiss CNC machines have a small work area, which can make chip ejection a common problem. Chips tend to get entangled around the part or the tool, which can increase cutting resistance, increase cutting heat (causing built-up edges), cause surface damage and scarring, damage the cutting tool, and clog the tool flutes, all of which are undesirable effects.
Applying this feature during the cutting process is how the phrase “Breaking the Chip” was born. The Servo Learning Oscillation feature on Nexturn Swiss CNC lathes is best used on any hard-to-machine materials including aluminum or stainless steel.
Benefits of the Servo Learning Oscillation Feature include:
- Increased Productivity: prevents chip problems such as hanging chips & birds’ nests, so your machines can operate continuously with no operator intervention ultimately leading to reduced production time overall
- Ideal solution for problems such as chip entanglement & built-up edges in hard-to-cut materials like Inconel, surgical stainless, and copper
- No additional hardware needed (just software)
- Accuracy of the part is not compromised
- Stable part quality
- Improved tool life & reduced equipment costs
What is a Swiss type lathe?
Swiss type lathes are a specialized type of Swiss CNC lathe. Swiss lathes are designed for machining small, complex parts with a high degree of accuracy. They typically have a diameter capacity of less than 20 mm (0.79 in) and can operate at extremely high speeds, making them well suited for machining high precision parts.
Swiss type lathe machines generally have a wider variety of tooling options than other types of CNC lathes, which further enhances their versatility. Swiss type lathes are used in a wide range of industries, including the medical, aerospace, and automotive industries.
What makes a Swiss lathe different?
Swiss type lathe machines are designed for making small, precise parts. The Swiss type lathe is different from a conventional lathe in several ways.
First, Swiss type lathes have a smaller footprint and require less floor space than a conventional lathe. Second, Swiss CNC lathes have a shorter bed length, which allows for more accurate machining of smaller parts. Third, Swiss type lathes are equipped with high-pressure coolant systems that enable the machining of difficult-to-cut materials. Finally, Swiss type lathes are equipped with live tooling, which allows for the machining of complex parts with multiple axes of rotation.
Swiss type lathes offer many advantages over conventional lathes and are an essential tool for any shop that specializes in the machining of small parts.
What does a Swiss Machinist do?
Swiss machinists are highly skilled workers who operate Swiss turning centers to produce precision parts. Swiss turning centers are computer-controlled lathes that allow for very precise cuts. Swiss machinists must have a strong understanding of engineering and math in order to program the machine and produce parts that meet the required specifications. Typically, they work in manufacturing plants or machine shops.
In some cases, Swiss machinists may also be responsible for training other workers on how to operate Swiss type lathe machines. Some machinists may also choose to pursue formal education in engineering or a related field. To be successful, they must be able to read and understand technical manuals and blueprints and be able to perform complex mathematical calculations. Swiss machinists must also be able to identify and troubleshoot problems with the CNC Swiss machine or the parts being produced.
How does Swiss Turning work?
Swiss turning is a type of machining that uses a Swiss-type CNC machine. These machines are designed for precision work, and they are often used for small parts that require high levels of accuracy.
Swiss turning works by rotating the workpiece on a spindle, while a cutting tool is fed into the workpiece. The cutting tool is able to move on all three axes, and it can create very complex shapes. The advantage of Swiss turning is its precision and ability to create extremely intricate parts. However, the downside is that it requires a high level of skill to operate.
Swiss Lathes for Sale
Absolute Machine Tools is proud to offer a wide selection of Swiss lathes for sale. We carry a variety of models from the most trusted name in the industry. Whether you’re looking for a compact model for precision machining or a heavy-duty option for high-volume production, we have a Swiss lathe that will meet your needs. And because we are an authorized dealer for all the brands we carry, we can offer the best possible pricing on our Swiss lathes. For more information on the models we have available, please contact us today.
Swiss Lathes Manufacturers
Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. has represented Swiss lathe manufacturer Nexturn for years. With specialists on staff, Absolute Machine Tools provides factory-trained service personnel and technical support to ensure that your investment in these remarkable machines will be supported long after the sale.
We also stock a full range of tooling and accessories for Swiss Turning applications, as well as offer training solutions to get your team up to speed quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to discuss how Swiss Turning could benefit your business.
Best Swiss Lathes
Absolute Machine Tools has been in the business of machining and manufacturing for decades. We can offer a wide range of machines to suit any need, and our experienced team can help customers find the perfect lathe for their application.
Absolute Machine Tools also provides a full range of support services, including training, maintenance, and repairs. As a result, Absolute Machine Tools is one of the best sources for Swiss lathes in the United States of America.