CNC Turning | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center
CNC turning services in Missouri. As a leading manufacturer of precision-machined products across the country, the turning services at Roberson Machine Company deliver not just faster parts, but more accurate and impeccable results every time.
With thousands of square feet to house CNC turning centers, lathes, and the most cutting-edge CNC machining technologies, we have the capacity to turn out thousands of identical components in a short amount of time, even with the most demanding specifications. Our quality management system allows us to complete each project—from conception all the way to shipping—in the most efficient manner possible.
Let us handle your short, medium, and long-run productions as well as all of your other manufacturing needs! To discuss your CNC turning project in more detail or to find out about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, please contact us or call 573-646-3996.
CNC Machine Turning Services
At Roberson Machine Company, we specialize in horizontal CNC turning, which is an intricate, rapid method of creating custom machinery for many different applications.
Our premier turning services include:
- Hard turning
- Long turning up to 48 inches in length
- Large, medium, and short runs
- Tight tolerances
- Short lead times
- Turn or machine most metals, alloys, certain types of plastics, and other materials
By utilizing automated CNC machining and CAD/CAM software, our turning services are capable of taking a solid chunk of raw material and turning, milling, drilling, boring, engraving, tapping, or threading it to create a ready-to-ship, finished product — all without operator handling errors.
Let us be your valued partner for CNC lathe machine services. Contact our team today to get started.
CNC Lathe Machined Parts: Benefits & Applications
CNC turning is a process that “turns” the workpiece while metal is shaved away in a quick series of motions, allowing us to produce a large number of well-finished, identical components in a short period of time. Using a manufacturing technology that dates back to the Egyptians called a “lathe,” a bar of material is held on a chuck that rotates at a high RPM while a single-point tool cuts into it to create the desired end shape.
CNC turning works best in these applications:
- Your part has diameters or is round, tubular, or cylindrical in shape
- You have a large volume of parts
- You are under strict time restraints
- You need free range of motion to make everything from straightforward to complex designs
- You want each piece to conform to the same precise specifications
All industries including automotive, commercial, and oil and energy can benefit from CNC turning; however, the aeronautical and medical sectors—in which precision and attention to detail are highly important— may benefit the most. The pieces created for these industries can range from simple rings to complex curved components and beyond. Examples include bars, tubes, gears, knobs, pulleys, bellows, flanges, shafts, bushings, etc.
CNC turning can be used in many different ways — contact us to see what CNC turning can do for you!
Lathe Machine vs. Turning Center
At Roberson Machine Company, we have both lathes and turning centers on our factory floor which gives us the capability to manufacture any type of part you need; however, there are key differences between both:
Lathe machines have two axes (X and Z-axis), one spindle, and can be flat-bed type making them generally simpler machines.
CNC turning centers can have 3, 4, or 5-axes (including a Y-axis) as well as sub-spindles and multiple turrets. They are commonly slant-bed type and have full-machine enclosures to keep coolant splashes and chips inside the machine. These types of machines may be able to provide more versatile capabilities and applications, such as turning, drilling, tapping, and milling. Also, because they are completely controlled by a computer, a turning center can move on all axes simultaneously and with great precision.
A turning center can come in both horizontal and vertical structures, with horizontal being the most common for a number of reasons. In these types of applications, the spindle is horizontally-oriented and tools are mounted out of the side of the tool holder which cut across the workpiece. Gravity causes the metal chips to fall to the bed below, which keeps the piece clean during cutting. At Roberson Machine Company, we specialize in horizontal turned pieces that meet your exacting specifications!
Best CNC Turning | Roberson Machine Company
As a leading provider of machining, turning, and milling services, we have a deep understanding on what our customers need for sustainable success. We are able to choose the right machining service to meet your production targets on time and within budget.