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

CNC Turning in St Louis, MO | CNC Turning Center & Lathe Machine

CNC turning services in St Louis, MO. 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 CNC turning centers, lathes, and the most innovative 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 our facility to complete each 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 St Louis, MO, 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 St Louis, MO

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 St Louis, MO, 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 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 drilling, milling, tapping, boring, threading, or engraving it to create a finished, ready-to-ship product — all without operator handling errors.

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

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts St Louis – Applications & Benefits

CNC turning is a process that “turns” the workpiece while metal is shaved away in a quick series of motions, allowing us to produce a large number of well-finished, identical components in a short period 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 round, tubular, or cylindrical in shape
  • You have a large volume of parts
  • You have strict time restraints
  • You require 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 turned machine parts; however, the aeronautical and medical sectors—in which precision is extremely important— may benefit the most. The pieces manufactured for these industries can range from simple gears to complex curved components and more. Examples include pulleys, knobs, bars, tubes, bellows, flanges, bushings, shafts,etc.

A CNC turning machine can certainly be used in a variety of ways to meet your needs — contact us to see what CNC turning in St Louis, MO, can do for you!


Turning Center vs. Lathe Machine

At Roberson Machine Company, we have both turning centers and lathes on our factory floor, which gives us the capability to manufacture most parts you need; however, there are distinct 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 simpler machines to use in general.

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 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 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 St Louis, MO | 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 discuss your production goals or request a quote for CNC turning in St Louis, MO, and CNC machining services, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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