Sliding Head

CNC Machining

Components up to 32mm diameter can be manufactured in our 6 axis sliding head lathes to a standard that conventional machining cannot.

The biggest advantage of sliding head machines is their ability to do a great deal in one setup, and fast. Greatly reduced cycle-times and the elimination of secondary handling are achieved through the use of live tooling and sub-spindles, providing a good degree of overlapping operation, and making available within the cycle such processes as completing both ends of the part, inside and out, performing interpolation with live tools, drilling cross holes, performing “Y-axis” milling such as flats, thread milling, and more, all in one setup.