Hello every one from the zone, I do not post very much but I read every day.
I do not see much on the topic of swiss turning and hope there is someone here hew can help. I work for a small production shop that just got in to swiss machining. We have two swiss centers, citizen L-32 and L-20.
1) What brand of turn, drill, and bore tool holders do you have?
2) Were do you get your collets ( main, gide bushing, sub )?
3) Do you have any tips that will help use out with these machines?
The concept originated in Switzerland. On a conventional lathe, the length to diameter is typically 2 to 1 sticking out of the collet. Since there is a bushing in front of the main spindle (which moves in Z), the tools are positioned very close to the bushing and the length to diameter increases indefinietly and you are only constrained by machine design.