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

CNC Turning in Chesapeake, VA | CNC Turning Center & Lathe Machine

CNC turning services in Chesapeake, VA. 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 thousands of square feet to house lathes, CNC turning centers, 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 our facility to complete every project—from prototyping 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 tell us about your CNC turning in Chesapeake, VA, 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 Chesapeake, VA

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 Chesapeake, VA, include:

  • Hard turning
  • Long turning up to 48 inches in length
  • Large, medium, and short runs
  • Prototyping
  • Tight tolerances
  • Short lead times
  • Ability to turn 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 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 Chesapeake. Contact our team today to get started.

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Chesapeake, VA – 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. 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 may work best in these common applications:

  • Your part has diameters or is cylindrical, round, or tubular in shape
  • You have a large volume of parts
  • You are under strict time limits
  • You want free range of motion to make everything from complex to straightforward designs
  • You want each piece to conform to the same precise 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 extremely critical— may benefit the most. The pieces manufactured for these industries can range from simple gears to complex curved components and more. Examples include bellows, bars, tubes, shafts, knobs, pulleys, bushings, flanges, etc.

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


Turning Center vs. Lathe Machine

At Roberson Machine Company, we have both lathes and turning centers in our facility, which gives us the capability to create most of the components you need; however, there are distinct differences between these types of machines:

Lathe machines have one spindle, two axes (X and Z-axis), 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) in addition to sub-spindles and multiple turrets. They are usually slant-bed type and have full-machine enclosures that keep coolant splashes and chips inside the machine. There are many versatile applications these types of machines offer, including 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 commonly used 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 Chesapeake, VA | 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 goals on time and within budget.

To discuss your production goals or request a quote for CNC turning in Chesapeake, VA, and CNC machining services, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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