CNC Turning in Chicago, IL | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center
CNC turning services in Chicago, IL. 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 CNC turning centers, lathes, and the most advanced 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 each project—from concepting 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 in Chicago, IL, 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 Chicago, IL
Turning is an intricate, rapid method to create custom machinery for any industry or application, and our team is proud to offer a variety of horizontal CNC turning services.
Our premier turning services in Chicago, IL, include:
- Hard turning
- Long turning up to 48 inches in length
- Large, medium, and short runs
- 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 Chicago. Contact our team today to get started.
CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Chicago, IL – 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 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 want free range of motion to make everything from complex to straightforward designs
- You want each piece to conform to the same exacting specifications
All industries including commercial, automotive, and oil and energy can benefit from CNC turned machine parts; however, the aeronautical and medical sectors—in which precision is highly critical— may benefit the most. The products manufactured for these industries can range from simple gears to complex curved components and beyond. Examples include bars, tubes, knobs, pulleys, bellows, flanges, shafts, bushings, 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 Chicago, IL, can do for you!
Lathe Machine vs. Turning Center
At Roberson Machine Company, we have both turning centers and lathes on our factory floor, which gives us the unique advantage to build most of the components you need; however, there are key differences between these types of machines:
Lathe machines have two axes (X and Z-axis), one spindle, and may 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 commonly 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. 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 vertical and horizontal 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 Chicago, IL | Roberson Machine Company
As a leading provider of turning, machining, and milling services, we have a deep understanding on what our customers need for sustainable success. We can choose the right machining service to meet your production goals within your budget and on time.