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

CNC Turning in Wausau, WI | CNC Turning Center & Lathe Machine

CNC turning services in Wausau, WI. 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 state-of-the-art 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 every project—from concepting all the way to shipping—in the most efficient way possible.

As your premier contract manufacturing partner, we can handle any short, medium, and long-run productions! To talk about your CNC turning in Wausau, WI, project in more detail or to find out about partnering with Roberson Machine Company, please contact us or call 573-646-3996.

CNC Turning Services Wausau, WI

At Roberson Machine Company, we specialize in horizontal CNC turning, which is an intricate, rapid method of creating custom machinery for many different applications.

Our premier turning services in Wausau, WI, 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 solid and raw material and drilling, milling, tapping, boring, threading, or engraving it to create a finished, ready-to-ship product — all without operator handling errors.

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

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts in Wausau, WI – Benefits & Applications

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. 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, round, or tubular in shape
  • You have a large volume of parts
  • You have strict time limits
  • You want 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 attention to detail is extremely important— may benefit the most. The products 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 Wausau, WI, 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 competitive advantage to build most of the components you need; however, there are distinct differences between these types of machines:

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 sub-spindles and multiple turrets. They are usually slant-bed type and have full-machine enclosures to 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, drilling, tapping, 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 commonly used 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 Wausau, WI | 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 can choose the right machining service to meet your production targets on time and within budget.

To discuss your production goals or request a quote for CNC turning in Wausau, WI, and CNC machine services of all kinds, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996.


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