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

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

CNC turning services in Pittsburgh, PA. 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 cutting-edge CNC machining technologies, we are able to produce thousands of identical pieces with exact specifications in as little amount of time as possible. Our quality management system allows us 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 talk about your CNC turning in Pittsburgh, PA, project in more detail or to learn more about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, please contact us or call 573-646-3996.

CNC Machine Turning Services in Pittsburgh, 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 premier turning services in Pittsburgh, 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 CAD/CAM software and automated CNC machining, 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 operator handling errors.

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

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Pittsburgh, PA – Applications & Benefits

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. 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, tubular, or round in shape
  • You have a lot of parts that need to be produced
  • You are under 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 precise specifications

All industries including automotive, commercial, and oil and energy can benefit from CNC turning; however, the aeronautical and medical sectors—where attention to detail 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.

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


Turning Center vs. Lathe Machine

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

Lathe machines have two axes (X and Z-axis), one spindle, 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) in addition to multiple turrets and sub-spindles. 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 turning, drilling, tapping, 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 can come in both vertical and horizontal structures, with horizontal being the most common for a number of reasons. In these types of applications, 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 Pittsburgh, PA | Roberson Machine Company

As an industry leader in turning, machining, 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 goals on time and within budget.

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


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