Combined laser cutting and turning

At Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2023, Citizen Machinery is demonstrating a Cincom L12‐VIILFV sliding-head lathe with integral laser cutting capability. The advanced configuration broadens the production possibilities of Swiss-type machining. There is almost unlimited scope for laser cutting geometric shapes and precision holes into solid bar previously drilled within the same production cycle, or directly into tubular stock. It is possible to machine features far more quickly than can be accomplished by milling cutters in driven stations in the lathe’s tool carriers, and to higher precision.
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