If you need a product shaped, whether it is made of metal, plastic, or even wood, CNC turning is the best machining solution. For this, an operator relies on a computer numeric control (CNC) machine, which ensures a precision result. Instead of using a lathe that requires continuous attention by a trained operator, a CNC lathe performs multiple cutting actions while under computer control. Ultimately, the CNC machine used for turning tells the lathe how to move the tools and which sections to cut.
For producing superior quality precision CNC products, the turning process consists of a workpiece, or piece of metal, plastic, or wood, fed into the machine and then rotated while a cutting tool simultaneously works on the exterior portion to create one or more unique geometric designs. The result is a tubular component that matches your exact specifications for the product required.
In simple terms, as the workpiece rotates, the turning machine, which is a highly powerful mechanical device, removes material on the outside. Because the cutter associated with the CNC machine gets fed at various angles and by using several different tool shapes, this process can produce multiple results.
As an example, a CNC machine used for turning can produce a variety of fillet, taper, contour, radius, and plain profiles. In fact, this type of CNC lathe can also create threaded surfaces. Often, turned parts use a single axis of revolution; however, for greater flexibility, it can also use multiple axes.
If you require a more diverse shape, a professional fabrication company can use this method of CNC machining in combination with other processes, such as CNC milling. Because of its incredible versatility and the production of precision products, customers rely on this machining method for toy parts, door and drawer pulleys and knobs, motorcycle parts, robotic parts, bushings, flywheels, and a host of other products.
For making standard and custom products to tight tolerances that meet the customer’s specifications, this method of CNC machining is not only precise but also economical. With this type of machine, cost optimization comes from reducing complexity, avoiding difficult shapes, and minimizing the amount of material removed.
An experienced fabrication company uses an appropriate clamping system to keep the workpiece firmly in place. Once the machine begins to cut, the expert machinist verifies that the dimensions match your specifications. That way, the full production run delivers precision products all the way through.
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