Swiss Turning Level 1 Course

For a limited time, you and your employees can take advantage of special training opportunities through a Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development grant aimed at making the region into a hub for advanced computerized machining. 

Our aim is to help small and mid-size manufacturers meet workforce and technology challenges by:

  • upskilling current CNC operators
  • giving no-risk introduction to advanced multi-axis Swiss turn technology and its uses
  • allowing access to Swiss turning equipment to do prototypes, one-offs, or short-runs

The result will enable companies to compete more effectively and increase Central Pennsylvania’s economic vitality. 

This course is sponsored by a grant, with Zero cost to students

Course Description:
This course is designed to be a first step introduction to Swiss-turning machines. It emphasizes the differences between standard fixed-head machines and focuses on the points that make Swiss-turning machines unique. 

Course content is intended to help an operator make the transition from fixed-head machines to Swiss-turning machines. 
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 
  • Explain general safety related to Swiss-turning machines. 
  • Give a basic explanation of  Swiss-turning
  • Describe the functions of guide bushings 
  • Describe variations found in guide bushings 
  • Explain the effects of bar stock tolerances 
  • Give a basic explanation of how a collet system works 
  • Identify and explain the tooling layout found on a Swiss-turning machining. 
  • Describe and use the coordinate system use by Swiss-turn machines. 
  • Describe and identify all machine spindles 
  • Manipulate machine control to select and jog specified axes 
  • Manipulate machine control to call tool positions 
  • Use MDI to set RPM’s and start all spindles  

Class Length: 4 hours (Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.) 

Register by:  1 week prior to class.  
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received at least 5 business working days prior to class start date.  Substitutions will be accepted at anytime.  No shows and cancellations less than 5 business days prior to class start will be charged the advertised price for the class.  

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The Manufacturers' Association
320 Busser Road, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 493
Emigsville PA, 17318
(717) 843-3891