Modern Machine Shop

JAN 2018

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Laser Lathes Consolidate Medical Manufacturing Laser cutting and welding capability can make Swiss-type lathes an ideal complement to equipment that hasn't traditionally shared space with production machinery. MATT DANFORD SENIOR EDITOR Although the parts described in the article couldn't be photographed, this is an example of the kind of work that Northeast Laser & Electropolish pursues for its two LaserSwiss Swiss-type lathes. The addition of a laser-cutting head extends the benefits of setup consolidation to tiny, intricate features that are better-suited for a clean, non-contact process that doesn't put pressure on the workpiece. Photos courtesy of Northeast Laser & Electropolish. MMS JANUARY 2018 70 SWISS-T YPES

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