What is a Turning Machine?

What is a Turning Machine?

As the name suggests, a turning machine “turns” components on a lathe against a cutting tool, creating a cylindrical shape. Turning can be used to create a variety of different components; it’s a particularly popular choice for creating components which have grooves, holes, tapers, steps and similar features. Turning can be used on a variety of different materials and is used to make parts for a variety of industries. Common types of parts created by turning include shafts, rollers, flanges, hubs, bearing housings, and more. Turning machines can be operated manually or, more commonly, operated using CNC programming. CNC turning is a fast, accurate and cost-effective way of producing components in any volume. We provide CNC turning services across the Green Bay and Fox Cities area, offering a flexible, high-grade option for an enormous variety of components.

How Does a Turning Machine Work?

We have several CNC lathes that can be used for many different jobs. CNC lathes work by moving a piece of material against a cutting tool to create a pre-designed shape. The machine is operated by a computer that has been pre-programmed to take the lathe through the correct sequence of moves to make the component. Once the CNC programming has been set up, the process can take place automatically. CNC turning machines are capable of making high volumes of products in a short space of time, making them ideal for high-volume jobs where scheduling is a priority. Our custom shop has advanced turning machines that can give you the volume and quality of components you need for a highly advantageous price.