CNC SWISS TURNING CENTER TECHNICIAN
Swiss-type lathes are a specialized type of lathe used for machining high precision parts in large quantities. They are capable of producing very small parts with many operations in one chucking. The productivity of the Swiss-type lathe is very high as the machine can perform many operations in one setting that would typically require two or more machines to produce. Swiss-type lathes have been an asset to the growing medical device industry. Production of the tiny implantable, high precision parts made from exotic materials like titanium are a good fit for these machines. Skills needed for setup and operation of Swiss-type lathes include basic machining skills and a knowledge of CNC Swiss-type machining centers. Prerequisite: Graduation from or concurrent enrollment in a 2-year machine tool program or a minimum of 2 years related work experience.
Machine Tool Technology
Advanced Technical Certificate
Credits: Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 9
Award Outcomes: |
As the products we use everyday decrease in size, the parts that make up those products also get smaller. The growing medical device industry is a good example of the need for tiny sophisticated parts. Producing these parts requires special skills, knowledge and machine tools. Increased global competition in manufacturing also requires increased productivity to remain competitive in the market place. Swiss-type turning centers provide capability and the productivity to produce small high-precision parts efficiently. Demand for machinists with these specialized skills is growing and should continue to increase.
|Technical Studies Required: 9 Credits|
Introduction to Swiss-Style Machining 3
CNC Swiss-Style Lathe Setup and Operation 3
CNC Swiss-Style Lathe Programming 3
|Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits|
|General Education Required: 0 Credits|
|General Education Electives: 0 Credits|