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

CNC Turning in Lexington, KY | CNC Turning Center & Lathe Machine

CNC turning services in Lexington, KY. 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 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 our facility to complete every project—from prototyping 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 tell us about your CNC turning in Lexington, KY, 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 Lexington, KY

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 primary turning services in Lexington, KY, 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 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 ready-to-ship, finished product — all without operator handling errors.

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

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Lexington, KY – Applications & Benefits

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. 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 cylindrical, round, or tubular in shape
  • You have a large volume of parts
  • You have strict time limits
  • You need 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 automotive, commercial, 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 created for these industries can range from simple rings 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 Lexington, KY, can do for you!


Lathe Machine vs. Turning Center

At Roberson Machine Company, we utilize both turning centers and lathes on our factory floor, which gives us the unique advantage to manufacture most parts you need; however, there are key differences between these types of machines:

Lathe machines have two axes (X and Z-axis), one spindle, and can 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 sub-spindles and multiple turrets. They are usually slant-bed type and have full-machine enclosures that keep the chips and any coolant splashing inside the machine. There are many versatile applications these types of machines offer, including 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 may 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 Lexington, KY | Roberson Machine Company

As a leading provider of machining, turning, and milling services, our team knows what our clients require for long-term and sustainable success. We can choose the best 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 Lexington, KY, and CNC machine services of all kinds, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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