A CNC turning machine is a highly useful tool for producing intricate custom parts and components using a lathe. The term “CNC turning”, however, is often used interchangeably by some people with “CNC milling”. To be clear, they are two different processes: milling uses rotating multipoint cutting tools to remove material from a workpiece that is fed the opposite direction of the cutting tool’s rotation; turning employs single-point cutting tools that move in a linear motion along the surface of the rotating workpiece. At Excell Solutions in North Billerica, MA we specialize in both processes.
Here are the main features of a CNC turning machine:
- Employs single-point cutting tools
- Rotates the workpiece
- Cutting tool is fed along the surface of the workpiece
- Removes material from the workpiece
- Produces round or cylindrical part
At Excell Solutions, our machinists are highly experienced at using modern computer technology and a CNC turning machine to produce intricate components accurate to the specifications of the most complex designs, producing incredibly precise pieces down to the minutest details.
Our CNC turning machine secures and rotates the stock, or raw material, being machined along a dual-axis of movement at high speeds, while a single-point cutting or boring tool shapes the material, precisely producing the specified component. The design of the turning tool varies based on the particular application, with tools available for roughing, finishing, facing, threading, forming, undercutting, parting, and grooving applications. The lathe is controlled by computer programs; ensuring meticulously-exact components are produced, and can also be reproduced at virtually any desired volume.
If you’d like to learn more about how to utilize the benefits of a CNC turning machine, contact the turning/milling professionals here at Excell Solutions.