CNC Turning Services
Here at Varlowe Industrial Services, we provide state-of-the-art CNC Turning services.
Our team of highly experienced CNC machinists are skilled in all forms of CNC Turning. They train to get the most out of the machines and create the precise parts required by our clients.
We have several Turning machines, from manual lathes to CNC operated Turning Centres. CNC operated Turning Centres offer a host of benefits over manual machinery. They provide high-torque, high-speed turning for fast, accurate and aggressive metal removal capabilities.
We use Turning for large production runs with short lead times. Ideal for customers who need a quick turnaround at a competitive cost.
What Is CNC Turning?
Turning is a highly skilled method of creating custom parts and components. It uses a lathe or turning centre powered by a computer. The software that controls the lathe ensures exact details with easy repeatability.
During the process, the stock gets placed into a chuck and rotated at high speed. A cutting or boring tool moves on a linear path and held against the material. As a result, it reduces the diameter of the stock to leave a smooth cylindrical shape.
CNC Turning can create components to the most accurate and rigorous of designs. The process leaves an outstanding surface finish that sometimes requires no post-processing.
Advanced turning centres can also perform a variety of milling and drilling operations. CNC turning is not as good as conserving the material as milling. It is, however, better for complex design options, faster and more affordable.
CNC Turning Machinery
There are many types of lathes available. Each suited for various kinds of projects.
- Horizontal CNC Lathes. The most commonly used machine for turning and boring. It has all the capabilities of a lathe, except a computer controls them.
- Vertical CNC Lathes. Holds the workpiece from the bottom (instead of the side grip is horizontal) and spin it like a top. Suitable for heavy materials.
- Horizontal Turning Centres. CNC lathes with integrated milling and drilling capabilities in an enclosed unit.
- Vertical Turning Centres. A mixture of a horizontal turning centre and a CNC mill.
While there are many more types of conventional lathes out there, the above four are the primary styles of CNC lathes.
Here are some of the primary types of turning:
- Straight turning (Cylindrical Turning) – Reduces the working diameter in a linear motion.
- Tapered Turning – Produces a cylindrical shape by gradually decreasing or increasing diameter.
- Spherical Generation – Creates a ball shape on the workpiece.
- Parting (Parting off or Cutoff) – Gouge’s deep grooves to remove a completed piece.
- Grooving – Like parting but is limited to a specific depth.
- Drilling – Creates a hole in a solid piece of material.
- Boring – Used to enlarge a pre-drilled hole.
- Knurling – Produces a serrated pattern into the material that need extra grip.
- Threading – Cutting in a spiral path, which makes grooves that can be screw into other objects.
For more information about our CNC Turning Service, give us a call on 01902 861042. You can also email us at [email protected].
Please visit our CNC Machining page for our capacity.
We also offer a CMM Service, which you can find more here – CMM Inspection Service.