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
- allowing access to Swiss turning equipment to do prototypes, one-offs, or
The result will enable companies
to compete more effectively and increase Central Pennsylvania’s economic
This course is sponsored by a grant, with Zero cost to students
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.