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

CNC Turning in Des Moines, IA | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center

CNC turning services in Des Moines, IA. 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 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.

As your premier contract manufacturing partner, we can handle any short, medium, and long-run productions! To tell us about your CNC turning in Des Moines, IA, 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 Des Moines, IA

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 Des Moines, IA, 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 alloys, metals, certain types of plastics, as well as many other 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 Des Moines. Contact our team today to get started.

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Des Moines, IA – 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. 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 round, tubular, or cylindrical in shape
  • You have a lot of parts that need to be produced
  • You are under strict time limits
  • You require 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—in which precision is extremely critical— may benefit the most. The products created for these industries can range from simple gears to complex curved components and beyond. Examples include pulleys, knobs, bars, tubes, bellows, flanges, bushings, shafts,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 Des Moines, IA, 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 unique advantage to manufacture most of the components you need; however, there are distinct differences between these CNC machining products:

Lathe machines have one spindle, two axes (X and Z-axis), 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) in addition to 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 turning, tapping, drilling, 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 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 Des Moines, IA | Roberson Machine Company

As an industry leader in 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 targets within your budget and on time.

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


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