Production Machining

OCT 2018

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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Here's another article on this topic: CNC Swiss Delivers in Many Ways Designed to eciently process long, slender parts for the watch industry, the Swiss-type screw machine has evolved well beyond its original application niche. short.productionmachining .com/sissdeliv :: José Ulate, machine technician, ready to launch production on the Tornos SissNano at Okay Industries. productionmachining.com :: 37 Siss-Type Lathe Helps Shop chieve Higher Precision machine tools, Swiss-type turning, die-sinking, wire EDM and general machining. Materials used include stainless steels, implantable titanium and nitinol. e company, which employs 65 people, also specializes in automotive, defense/•rearms and industrial applications. When the company won the job of producing a 1.5 mm × 1.5 mm medical device used in breast cancer surgery, Mario Chaves, general manager at Okay, realized that he needed to take the precision manufac- turing expertise to a new level with a new high-precision Swiss-type lathe. Already experienced and impressed with its Swiss GT 26 from Tornos Technologies, which cuts the shop's cycle times on specific parts by more than 50 percent, it was natural for Mr. Chaves to turn to Tornos in his quest to invest in new equipment. Mr. Chaves visited Tornos' headquarters in Switzerland to commission the SwissNano Swiss-type lathe, and then worked with his local Tornos distrib- utor in Central America, Mayprod, to implement the machine at Okay Industries. According to the company, this investment made Okay the first manufacturer in Latin America to own a SwissNano, which machines parts up to 4 mm diameter and smaller. "The SwissNano has exceeded our expectations by demonstrating very good stability on the required part dimensions," Mr. Chaves says. "In our first part runs on the lathe, the results were impressive, with virtually no variation between the first part and the 200th part." The TISIS programming software, Tornos' Industry 4.0 portal, addresses and improves the human element of manufacturing, he says, and that is important to him. "One of the chief reasons I joined the Okay Industries family was President Jason Howey's focus on and interest in people," Mr. Chaves says. "We are keeping pace with the big trends influencing medical compo- nent manufacturing. Parts are becoming smaller and customers are requiring more solutions. We want to be the partner who can provide the best end results with the best price and technologies," he says. With this goal in mind, Mr. Chaves is already imagining the machine's potential for other applications. "In the perfect scenario, we will have some additional capacity with this machine to win more high-precision projects." He also sees a bright future for Okay Industries by continuing to collaborate with Tornos. "There are a lot of opportunities for Tornos and our company. In fact, when we were at Tornos' headquarters, I was very impressed with the MultiSwiss (a machine that combines the sliding headstock advantages of a Swiss with the production capabilities of a multi-spindle)," he says. "I can picture this machine on our workshop floor, but I don't have a project yet to justify the purchase; although, we are looking for one." Meanwhile, its new Swiss-type lathe helps keep Okay Industries' manufacturing on track to keep pace with the medical industry's demands for smaller parts with outstanding precision while still being competitively priced in the market. Okay Industries | okayind.com Tornos Technologies U.S. Corp. | 630- 812-2040 | tornos.us

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