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Essentials of CNC Machining: Precision and Accuracy

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Computer screen displaying the measurement results of a CNC machined part.Introduction to Precision and Accuracy in CNC Machining

Precision and accuracy are critical for successful CNC machining. This blog post explores the indispensable roles of precision and accuracy. We explore the factors influencing these outcomes, including machine condition, tooling, material properties, and the machinist’s expertise. Highlighting the synergy between advanced technology and human skill, we underscore the machinist’s pivotal role in ensuring that each component precisely matches its intended design. Read More

What is Swiss Machining?

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Precision-machined metal components produced by a Swiss turn lathe.

The Evolution and Excellence of Swiss Turning

Swiss turning, a unique and specialized process in the world of machining, boasts a rich history and technological advancements that make it a go-to for high precision turned parts. Let’s take a deeper dive into this remarkable technique and understand why it is so widely revered.

A Journey Through Time

Swiss turning traces its roots back to the 19th century in Switzerland. At the time, there was a growing demand for miniature screws to support the thriving watch industry. To cater to this demand, the Swiss Screw machine, known by various names such as the Swiss Lathe, Swiss Automatic, and Sliding Headstock Lathe, was developed. This ingenious invention far surpassed the precision of the traditional “fixed headstock” lathes, particularly for minuscule parts. Read More