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

CNC Turning in Sacramento, CA | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center

CNC turning services in Sacramento, CA. 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 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 discuss your CNC turning in Sacramento, CA, project in more detail or to learn more about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, do not hesitate to contact us or call 573-646-3996.

CNC Machine Turning Services in Sacramento, CA

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 Sacramento, CA, 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 metals, alloys, certain types of plastics, and other product materials

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

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

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts Sacramento – 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. 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, tubular, or round in shape
  • You have a large volume of parts
  • You are under strict time restraints
  • You require free range of motion to make everything from complex to straightforward designs
  • You need each piece to conform to the same precise specifications

All industries including commercial, automotive, and oil and energy can benefit from CNC turning; however, the aeronautical and medical sectors—where precision is highly critical— may benefit the most. The pieces manufactured for these industries can range from simple gears to complex curved components and beyond. Examples include pulleys, knobs, bars, tubes, bellows, flanges, bushings, shafts,etc.

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


Lathe Machine vs. Turning Center

At Roberson Machine Company, we have both lathes and turning centers on our factory floor, which gives us the competitive advantage to create most parts you need; however, there are distinct differences between these types of machines:

Lathe machines have two axes (X and Z-axis), one spindle, and can 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 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 can come in both horizontal and vertical structures, with horizontal being the most common for a number of reasons. For example, 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 Sacramento, CA | 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 goals within your budget and on time.

To tell us more about your project or to request a quote for CNC turning in Sacramento, CA, and CNC machining services, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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