Frequently Asked Questions

What is CNC Turning?

Answered by Brad Roberson in CNC Turning on Apr 20, 2023.

Answers to Your CNC Turning Questions

1. What is CNC turning?

CNC stands for computer numeric control. CNC turning is similar to manual lathe work, except the process works with an automated program.

2. How does a CNC Turning Center work?

With a lathe, the machine holds the workpiece in a chuck while it rotates. A cutting tool moves out and places the cutting edge against the workpiece as it rotates. The cutting tool removes a specific amount of material as it moves across the workpiece. Once the program finishes, the machine stops automatically.

3. What are the standard tolerances for CNC turning?

Common tolerances for CNC turning services are .005 inches. In many cases, tolerances of +/- .0005 are possible.

4. Which materials are you capable of turning?

At Roberson Machine Company we can handle steel and steel alloys, aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, brass, and many kinds of plastics including glass filled nylon.

5. What are the advantages of CNC turning services?

We can deliver precision craftsmanship, with thousands of identical pieces. Because of our precise and automated machinery, we can provide what you need within a relatively short timeframe. CNC turning is one of the most accurate and fastest ways to get your materials on time.

6. Which industries benefit from CNC turning?

We serve the medical, aerospace, oil and gas, energy industries, and others.

7. How much does CNC turning cost?

Customer needs can vary greatly. CNC turning services from Roberson Machine Company offer high-tech solutions to many problems businesses face today. We offer affordable services with quality assurance. Please visit our quote section or call us today at 1-573-662-4019 for price quotes on services.


Brad Roberson / 

Brad Roberson is one of the owners of Roberson Machine Company. Please feel free to contact us to receive a quote or ask any questions you may have.

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