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

CNC Turning in Norfolk, VA | CNC Turning Center & Lathe Machine

CNC turning services in Norfolk, VA. 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 our factory space housing 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 every 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 talk about your CNC turning in Norfolk, VA, project in more detail or to find out about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, do not hesitate to contact us or call 573-646-3996.

CNC Turning Services Norfolk, VA

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 Norfolk, VA, 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, as well as many other materials

By utilizing automated CNC machining and CAD/CAM software, our turning services are capable of taking solid and raw material and milling, drilling, tapping, threading, engraving, or boring it to create a ready-to-ship, finished product — all without common operator errors.

We want to be your contract manufacturer of choice when it comes to CNC lathe machine services in Norfolk. Contact our team today to get started.

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Norfolk, VA – Benefits & Applications

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 may work best in these common applications:

  • Your part has diameters or is cylindrical, round, or tubular in shape
  • You have a large volume of parts
  • You have strict time restraints
  • You need free range of motion to make everything from complex to straightforward designs
  • You want each piece to conform to the same exacting specifications

All industries including automotive, commercial, and oil and energy can benefit from CNC turned machine parts; however, the aeronautical and medical sectors—in which attention to detail 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 bellows, bars, tubes, shafts, knobs, pulleys, bushings, flanges, etc.

CNC turning can be used in many different ways — contact us to see what CNC turning in Norfolk, VA, 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 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 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. There are many versatile applications these types of machines offer, including turning, tapping, drilling, and milling. 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 vertical and horizontal 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 Norfolk, VA | 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 Norfolk, VA, and CNC machine services of all kinds, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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