February 4, 2011
Manufacturers often cite lack of rigidity as the greatest single obstacle in successfully turning small diameter parts such as those produced on Swiss-style lathes. Invariably, marginal, or in some cases, complete lack of rigidity results in vibration issues. The vibration in turn, results in poor surface finish and often, parts that are out of tolerance. Recognizing the difficulties associated with turning small diameter parts, Nomura long ago adopted a manufacturing philosophy centered on strict design and development parameters aimed specifically at the inherent problems encountered in this type of machining.
This philosophy, in conjunction with an unrelenting focus on quality, has allowed Nomura to lead the way in regards to innovation in Swiss-style turning. A good example of this is the use of hand-scrapped, dovetailed ways to ensure absolute rigidity of the tool rest. No matter what the material - from heat-treated steel, stainless steel and exotic metals - you get a reliable, precise cut, even on a single pass.
Gosiger is the exclusive North American distributor of Nomura CNC Swiss style lathes. When you choose Nomura, you're choosing reliability and precision. See for yourself what Nomura and Gosiger can do for your manufacturing process - contact us today.