Many industries today require high-quality tools and materials to be rapidly produced. Human labor alone was not going to fulfill the demand; this is why such processes as Swiss precision machining (which eventually led to CNC Swiss precision machining operated by computer programs) were created. Learn more how Swiss precision machining works and the advantages of it below.
What Is Swiss Precision Machining?
This type of machining involves the usage of a gang tool post and guide bushing, allowing the cutting tool to have very close contact with the working material, decreasing the amount of deflection and increasing the quality of the precision. It also allows for tight tolerances, as the material is held firmly in place as the tool cuts across it on several axes to remove just the right amount of material according to the specific given instructions.
Advantages of This Machining
There is a greater degree of productivity because the programmed instructions reduce the amount of manual labor and errors that occur from that labor. Plus, more than one operation can be done at one time, thereby allowing parts of a machine or product to be produced at once, improving both productivity and efficiency.
The tight tolerances that this machine can allow enables very exact small parts that are common in many medical, technological, and aerospace designs and products, parts that could not be readily produced by even the most skilled human labor.
Due to the fact this type of machine can handle smaller-sized material, the machined components manufacturers are able to utilize smaller materials at a lower cost. Plus, these machines reduce the amount and cost of physical human labor, plus shortens the lead time it takes to get this tool or product to market.