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

CNC Turning in Virginia Beach, VA | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center

CNC turning services in Virginia Beach, VA. 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 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 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 discuss your CNC turning in Virginia Beach, VA, project in more detail or to find out about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, please contact us or call 573-646-3996.

CNC Machine Turning Services in Virginia Beach, VA

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 Virginia Beach, VA, 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, 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.

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

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Virginia Beach, VA – 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 may work best in these common applications:

  • Your part has diameters or is cylindrical, round, or tubular in shape
  • You have a lot of parts that need to be produced
  • You have strict time limits
  • You need free range of motion to make everything from straightforward to complex 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 created for these industries can range from simple rings to complex curved components and beyond. Examples include bars, tubes, knobs, pulleys, bellows, flanges, shafts, bushings, 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 Virginia Beach, VA, can do for you!


Lathe Machine vs. Turning Center

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

Lathe machines have one spindle, two axes (X and Z-axis), 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) in addition to sub-spindles and multiple turrets. They are commonly 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 commonly used 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 Virginia Beach, VA | Roberson Machine Company

As a leading provider of turning, machining, and milling services, we have a deep understanding on what our customers need for sustainable success. We are able to choose the right 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 Virginia Beach, VA, and CNC machine services of all kinds, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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