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    Central to Citizen’s 2016 Open House showing of 12 turn-mill centres between 11 and 13 October will be the first UK demonstration of Low Frequency Vibration Cutting (LFV), a key breakthrough in machining technology that is not only able to increase cutting performance, but also create gains through improved and controlled chip flow, extended tool life and help maintain better levels of surface finish.

    To help future investment plans, face-to-face highly confidential finance discussions will reveal to visitors, for instance, how a 20mm capacity machine can be financed from just £4 per hour and a 64mm production machine for as little as £12 per hour. And, visitors to the Citizen stand at MACH 2016 must not forget their show token to take part in the Open House draw to win an Orange mountain bike worth some £6,000.

    The demonstration of LFV which automatically creates finely fragmented chips is on Citizen’s latest L20-VIII CNC sliding head turn-mill centre while a Citizen L12 will be featured with automatic loading of pre-cut bar lengths to aid increased productivity when shorter lengths of bar are supplied. Amongst further applications will be hard turning and camshaft machining.

    The advantage LFV technology is that finely fragmented chips are generated, so customers should bring along their own workpieces to appreciate how LFV can lower the cost-per-part produced.

    Under the Miyano banner will be the latest sixth generation BNJ-51SY6 with overlapping main 12- and six-station sub-turrets, a 7-axis BNE-51MSY demonstrating three-tool simultaneous cutting while a BNA-42DHY2 with Y-axis main and a compact sub-turret will show left and right approach.

    Lunch will be provided each day and, of course on Wednesday 13 October the Open House will be extending its visitor hours of 09.00 to 17.00 until 21.30 when all are welcome to the traditional highly sociable, Citizen Curry Evening.

    While Citizen has an open invitation to all, in order to help with catering, those wishing to attend are able to register online at or call 01923 691 500.

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