Turning (lathe)

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How CNC turning works

CNC turning produces parts by “turning” rod material and feeding a cutting tool into the turning material. On a lathe the material to be cut rotates while a cutter is fed into the rotating workpiece. The cutter can be fed at a variety of angles and many tool shapes can be used.

Advantages

CNC turning provides an economical way to make parts that are commonly symmetrical about an axis of revolution.

Shapes

Shapes that can be made include a variety of plain, taper, contour, fillet and radius profiles plus threaded surfaces. Although many turned parts use a single axis of revolution, there can be multiple-axis to allow more flexibility (e.g. camshafts). This method of machining can be combined with CNC milling and other processes to make more diverse shapes. Examples of parts made include: Robot Parts, Shift knobs, Motorcycle Parts, Auto Parts, Toy Parts, Knobs, Pulleys, shafts, hubs, bushings, flywheels, etc.