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CNC turning machine using a cutting tool to shape a CNC machined part

CNC Turning in Afton, CA | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center

CNC turning services in Afton, CA. As a top manufacturer of machine parts for companies across the nation, Roberson Machine Company’s turning services can deliver parts faster and more accurate than ever before.

With thousands of square feet to house lathes, CNC turning centers, and the most innovative 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 our facility to complete every project—from concepting all the way to shipping—in the most efficient way possible.

Let us handle your short, medium, and long-run productions as well as all of your other manufacturing needs! To talk about your CNC turning in Afton, CA, project in more detail or to find out about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, do not hesitate to contact us or call 573-646-3996.

CNC Machine Turning Services in Afton, CA

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 primary turning services in Afton, CA, include:

  • Hard turning
  • Long turning up to 48 inches in length
  • Large, medium, and short runs
  • Prototyping
  • Tight tolerances
  • Short lead times
  • Capability to machine most alloys, metals, certain types of plastics, as well as many other materials

By utilizing automated CNC machining and CAD/CAM software, our turning services are capable of taking solid and raw material and milling, drilling, tapping, threading, engraving, or boring it to create a finished, ready-to-ship product — all without operator handling errors.

Let us be your valued contract manufacturing partner for CNC lathe machine services in Afton. Contact our team today to get started.

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts Afton – 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. A bar of metal is held in place by a “lathe,” which is one of the oldest manufacturing technologies in the world. It is then rotated at a high RPM while the single point cutting tool creates the designed end shape.

CNC turning works best in these applications:

  • Your part has diameters or is cylindrical, tubular, or round in shape
  • You have a lot of parts that need to be produced
  • You have strict time restraints
  • You want free range of motion to make everything from complex to straightforward designs
  • You need each piece to conform to the same exacting specifications

All industries including commercial, automotive, and oil and energy can benefit from CNC turning; however, the aeronautical and medical sectors—where precision is highly critical— may benefit the most. The products created for these industries can range from simple rings to complex curved components and beyond. Examples include bellows, bars, tubes, shafts, knobs, pulleys, bushings, flanges, etc.

A CNC turning machine can certainly be used in a variety of ways to meet your needs — contact us to see what CNC turning in Afton, CA, can do for you!


Lathe Machine vs. Turning Center

At Roberson Machine Company, we utilize both lathes and turning centers on our factory floor, which gives us the competitive advantage to build most of the components you need; however, there are distinct differences between these CNC machining products:

Lathe machines have two axes (X and Z-axis), one spindle, and can be flat-bed type making them simpler machines to use in general.

CNC turning centers can have 3, 4, or 5-axes (including a Y-axis) as well as multiple turrets and sub-spindles. They are usually 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, tapping, drilling, 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, a horizontally-oriented spindle allows gravity to make any metal chips fall into the bed below, which means the workpiece can be kept clean during the cutting process.


Best CNC Turning in Afton, CA | Roberson Machine Company

As a leading provider of turning, machining, and milling services, our team knows what our clients require for long-term and sustainable success. We are able to choose the right machining service to meet your production targets on time and within budget.

To tell us more about your project or to request a quote for CNC turning in Afton, CA, and CNC machine services of all kinds, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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