CNC Turning in Columbus, OH | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center
CNC turning services in Columbus, OH. 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 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 every 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 Columbus, OH, project in more detail or to learn more about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, do not hesitate to contact us or call 573-646-3996.
CNC Machine Turning Services in Columbus, OH
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 primary turning services in Columbus, OH, include:
- Hard turning
- Long turning up to 48 inches in length
- Large, medium, and short runs
- Tight tolerances
- Short lead times
- Capability to machine most alloys, metals, certain types of plastics, and other product materials
By utilizing automated CNC machining and CAD/CAM software, our turning services are capable of taking solid and raw material and turning, milling, drilling, boring, engraving, tapping, or threading it to create a finished, ready-to-ship product — all without common operator errors.
Let us be your valued contract manufacturing partner for CNC lathe machine services in Columbus. Contact our team today to get started.
CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Columbus, OH – Applications & Benefits
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 round, tubular, or cylindrical 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 straightforward to complex 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—where precision is highly important— may benefit the most. The pieces created for these industries can range from simple rings to complex curved components and more. Examples include bars, tubes, knobs, pulleys, bellows, flanges, shafts, bushings, etc.
CNC turning can be used in many different ways — contact us to see what CNC turning in Columbus, OH, can do for you!
Lathe Machine vs. Turning Center
At Roberson Machine Company, we have both turning centers and lathes in our facility, which gives us the unique advantage to manufacture most of the components you need; however, there are key 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 commonly slant-bed type and have full-machine enclosures to keep the chips and any coolant splashing inside the machine. There are many versatile applications these types of machines offer, including turning, drilling, tapping, and milling. 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 may come in both horizontal and vertical structures, with horizontal being commonly used 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. Gravity causes the metal chips to fall to the bed below, which keeps the piece clean during cutting.
Best CNC Turning in Columbus, OH | Roberson Machine Company
As an industry leader in turning, machining, and milling services, our team knows what our clients require for long-term and sustainable success. We can choose the right machining service to meet your production goals within your budget and on time.