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

CNC Turning in Philadelphia, PA | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center

CNC turning services in Philadelphia, PA. 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 our factory space housing CNC turning centers, lathes, and the most cutting-edge 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 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 Philadelphia, PA, 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 Machine Turning Services in Philadelphia, PA

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 Philadelphia, PA, 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 a solid chunk of raw material and drilling, milling, tapping, boring, threading, or engraving it to create a finished, ready-to-ship product — all without operator handling errors.

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

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Philadelphia, PA – 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 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 want 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 commercial, automotive, and oil and energy can benefit from CNC turning; however, the aeronautical and medical sectors—where attention to detail is extremely 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 Philadelphia, PA, can do for you!


Turning Center vs. Lathe Machine

At Roberson Machine Company, we utilize both turning centers and lathes in our facility, which gives us the unique advantage to build 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 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 to keep the chips and any coolant splashing inside the machine. There are many versatile applications these types of machines offer, including 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 vertical and horizontal structures, with horizontal being the most common 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 Philadelphia, PA | 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 can choose the best machining service to meet your production goals within your budget and on time.

To discuss your production goals or request a quote for CNC turning in Philadelphia, PA, and CNC machine services of all kinds, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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