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

CNC Turning in Battle Creek, MI | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center

CNC turning services in Battle Creek, MI. As a leading contract 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 our factory space housing CNC turning centers, lathes, and the most state-of-the-art CNC machining technologies, we are able to produce thousands of identical pieces with exact specifications in as little amount of time as possible. Our quality management system allows us 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 discuss your CNC turning in Battle Creek, MI, 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 in Battle Creek, MI

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 in Battle Creek, MI, 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 metals, alloys, certain types of plastics, and other product materials

By utilizing CAD/CAM software and automated CNC machining, our turning services are capable of taking a solid chunk of raw material and drilling, milling, tapping, boring, threading, or engraving 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 Battle Creek. Contact our team today to get started.

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts Battle Creek – Benefits & Applications

CNC turning is when a workpiece is “turned” at a high speed while metal is shaved away quickly which, in turn, allows our team to manufacture thousands of identical, well-finished parts in a relatively short amount 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 cylindrical, tubular, or round in shape
  • You have a large volume of parts
  • You have strict time restraints
  • You need 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—in which precision is highly important— may benefit the most. The pieces manufactured for these industries can range from simple rings to complex curved components and beyond. Examples include pulleys, knobs, bars, tubes, bellows, flanges, bushings, shafts,etc.

CNC turning can be used in many different ways — contact us to see what CNC turning in Battle Creek, MI, can do for you!


Turning Center vs. Lathe Machine

At Roberson Machine Company, we have both turning centers and lathes on our factory floor, which gives us the unique advantage to manufacture most parts you need; however, there are key differences between these types of machines:

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 multiple turrets and sub-spindles. They are usually slant-bed type and have full-machine enclosures to keep the chips and any coolant splashing inside the machine. These types of machines may be able to provide more versatile capabilities and applications, such as milling, drilling, and tapping. Plus, due to the fact that they are completely controlled by a computer, the CNC turning center is able to have great precision when moving on all axes at once.

A turning center can come in both horizontal and vertical structures, with horizontal being commonly used for a number of reasons. For example, the spindle is horizontally-oriented and tools are mounted out of the side of the tool holder. Gravity causes the metal chips to fall to the bed below, which keeps the piece clean during cutting.


Best CNC Turning in Battle Creek, MI | 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 within your budget and on time.

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


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