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

CNC Turning in Madison, WI | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center

CNC turning services in Madison, WI. 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 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 us to complete each project—from prototyping 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 Madison, WI, project in more detail or to find out about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, please contact us or call 573-646-3996.

CNC Turning Services Madison, WI

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 Madison, WI, 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 milling, drilling, tapping, threading, engraving, or boring 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 Madison. Contact our team today to get started.

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Madison, WI – 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. 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 lot of parts that need to be produced
  • You have strict time restraints
  • You need free range of motion to make everything from straightforward to complex designs
  • You need 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 products created 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 Madison, WI, 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 create 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 may 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. 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 may come in both horizontal and vertical structures, with horizontal being commonly used for a number of reasons. For example, 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 Madison, WI | 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 on time and within budget.

To tell us more about your project or to request a quote for CNC turning in Madison, WI, and CNC machine services of all kinds, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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