The hybrid system from Citizen – precision turning and laser cutting/welding.
Thanks to a state-of-the-art conversion kit, it has become possible to expand the functionality of a lathe by laser technology and enhance the metal processing range significantly.
The laser primarily adopts the part of a cutting tool, can also weld, supple- ments the usual cutter and replaces the latter in microscale applications.
The strength of the hybrid system, comprising a lathe plus a laser system, lies in the repeatability as all sub-processes are handled on just one machine. This saves acquisition costs for a new stand-alone laser machine and also production costs when distributing the manufacturing process between two machines.Watch about Laser Technology