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

CNC Turning in Wichita, KS | Lathe Machine & CNC Turning Center

CNC turning services in Wichita, KS. 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 CNC turning centers, lathes, 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 every project—from prototyping all the way to shipping—in the most efficient way 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 Wichita, KS, 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 Turning Services Wichita, KS

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 Wichita, KS, 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 CAD/CAM software and automated CNC machining, our turning services are capable of taking solid and raw material and turning, milling, drilling, boring, engraving, tapping, or threading 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 Wichita. Contact our team today to get started.

CNC Turning Machined Parts


CNC Lathe Machined Parts Wichita – 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 round, tubular, or cylindrical in shape
  • You have a lot of parts that need to be produced
  • 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 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 highly important— may benefit the most. The products manufactured 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.

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


Turning Center vs. Lathe Machine

At Roberson Machine Company, we have both lathes and turning centers on our factory floor, which gives us the competitive advantage to manufacture most parts you need; however, there are key 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 multiple turrets and sub-spindles. They are commonly slant-bed type and have full-machine enclosures to keep the chips and any coolant splashing inside the machine. These types of machines may be able to provide more versatile capabilities and applications, such as milling, drilling, and tapping. 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 Wichita, KS | Roberson Machine Company

As an industry leader in turning, machining, 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 on time and within budget.

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


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