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

CNC Turning in Houston, TX | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center

CNC turning services in Houston, TX. 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 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 each 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 discuss your CNC turning in Houston, TX, project in more detail or to learn more about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, please contact us or call 573-646-3996.

CNC Turning Services Houston, TX

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 Houston, TX, 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 automated CNC machining and CAD/CAM software, 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 ready-to-ship, finished product — all without common operator errors.

Let us be your valued contract manufacturing partner for CNC lathe machine services in Houston. Contact our team today to get started.

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Houston, TX – Benefits & Applications

CNC turning is a process that “turns” the workpiece while metal is shaved away in a quick series of motions, allowing us to produce a large number of well-finished, identical components in a short period 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 lot of parts that need to be produced
  • You have 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 precise 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 attention to detail is extremely critical— may benefit the most. The products manufactured 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.

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


Turning Center vs. Lathe Machine

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

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) as well as multiple turrets and sub-spindles. They are commonly slant-bed type and have full-machine enclosures to keep coolant splashes and chips inside the machine. There are many versatile applications these types of machines offer, including 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 Houston, TX | Roberson Machine Company

As an industry leader in machining, turning, and milling services, we have a deep understanding on what our customers need for sustainable success. We are able to choose the best machining service to meet your production goals on time and within budget.

To tell us more about your project or to request a quote for CNC turning in Houston, TX, and CNC machining services, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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