What is the Turning
Turning is a valuable machining
process that is used to shape the external surface of an object. Turning is
achieved with the use of a specialized cutting tool and is typically used on
materials such as:
Turning is similar to the
machining process called "boring” in which the cutting happens internally on
the object. The cutting actions are so similar that turning and boring are
usually grouped together into the same machining category.
The process of turning may be
accomplished manually by passing a cutting tool such as a lathe across the
surface of an object. Usually a machine will be used to turn the object while
the cutting tool is applied to the surface. This results in uniform cuts of
precise shapes and diameter. Turning often results in cylindrical shapes and
the products can range in size from small to very large. Simple cutting edges
are used to shape materials that can also be coned, curved or grooved.
Professional turning is achieved through the use of
conventional turning machines or by using modern automated turning machines.
What is CNC Turning?
CNC stands for "Computer
Numerical Control” and the term describes a machine that is automated to
perform a certain task. The machine uses a computer program to execute a
precise set of instructions to produce exceptionally consistent results. CNC
turning is the most common type of turning performed today. It is especially
useful in terms of detailed cuts as well as mass production.
In terms of mass production the deviation of the machine is
incredibly important. Manual turning is slower and results in greater
deviations from one item to another. CNC turning makes it possible to produce
massive quantities of products with almost no deviation at all. Traditional turning requires constant
attention by the operator, but a CNC turning machine removes the need for
continuous supervision. With the continued improvements in CNC turning machine technology
and methods it is becoming increasingly rare for conventional turning to be
used. There are still unique uses for conventional turning in the machining
industry and the best machining companies will offer the service to clients who
CNC Turning Companies
Turning services are generally
available as part of a larger selection of machining services. These services
will typically include full
fabrication and welding services
as well. The best machining companies will
offer a comprehensive range of turning services available for materials from
under one inch in diameter to nearly 300 inches.
The best machining companies
will offer the latest technology and methods for CNC turning to produce
exceptional quality components. These products should be of high tolerance with
the company being able to meet requirements for unconventional shapes and
A large lathe inventory will
allow machining companies to be able to accommodate mass production as well as
any emergency requirements that arise.
This may be accomplished through complementing a supply of CNC turning
machines with conventional turning machines to provide additional production
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