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

CNC Turning in Portland, OR | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center

CNC turning services in Portland, OR. 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 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 concepting 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 Portland, OR, project in more detail or to learn more about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, please contact us or call 573-646-3996.

CNC Turning Services Portland, OR

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 Portland, OR, include:

  • Hard turning
  • Long turning up to 48 inches in length
  • Large, medium, and short runs
  • Prototyping
  • Tight tolerances
  • Short lead times
  • Ability to turn 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 common operator errors.

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

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts Portland – 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. 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 may work best in these common 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 have strict time limits
  • You require free range of motion to make everything from complex to straightforward designs
  • You need 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—in which precision is highly important— may benefit the most. The pieces created for these industries can range from simple gears to complex curved components and more. 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 Portland, OR, can do for you!


Turning Center vs. Lathe Machine

At Roberson Machine Company, we have both lathes and turning centers in our facility, which gives us the capability to manufacture most parts 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 generally simpler machines.

CNC turning centers can have 3, 4, or 5-axes (including a Y-axis) as well as sub-spindles and multiple turrets. They are usually slant-bed type and have full-machine enclosures that keep coolant splashes and chips inside the machine. These types of machines may be able to provide more versatile capabilities and applications, such as 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 can come in both horizontal and vertical structures, with horizontal being the most common for a number of reasons. In these types of applications, 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 Portland, OR | Roberson Machine Company

As an industry leader in machining, turning, and milling services, our team knows what our clients require for long-term and sustainable success. We are able to 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 Portland, OR, and CNC machining services, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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