CNC turning services are mainly used to manufacture various cylindrical parts. Internal and external cylindrical surfaces, conical surfaces, threads and end faces can all be realized through our CNC turning services. CNC turning is the process of manufacturing parts on a CNC lathe. We provide free CNC turned parts samples to buyers from various industries around the world. ISO9001:2015 certified source factory. Support small batch customized processing.
Aluminum used for CNC turning usually refers to aluminum alloys doped with other metallic elements. Common aluminum alloys used for CNC machining include: 7075 aluminum, 6063 aluminum, etc.
Steel used for CNC turning usually refers to steel alloys doped with other metallic elements. Common steel alloys used for CNC machining include: 304, 316, 303 stainless steel, etc.
Copper used for CNC turning usually refers to copper alloys doped with other metallic elements. Common copper alloys used for CNC machining include: brass, bronze, etc.
Titanium used for CNC turning usually refers to titanium alloys doped with other metal elements. Common titanium alloys used for CNC machining include: Ti-6Al-4V, Ti-6Al-4VEli, etc.
Plastics used for CNC turning include: acrylic, Garolite G-10, FR4, polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), PPSU, PPS, polyetherimide and PVC, etc.
Carbon fiber is a new type of fiber material with a carbon content of more than 95%, high strength and high modulus. Among them, those with a carbon content of more than 99% are called graphite fibers. It is a microcrystalline graphite material obtained by stacking organic fibers such as flake graphite microcrystals along the axial direction of the fiber and undergoing carbonization and graphitization treatments. Carbon fiber is “flexible on the outside and rigid on the inside”. It is lighter than metallic aluminum, but stronger than steel. It is corrosion-resistant and has high modulus. It is an important material in national defense and civilian applications.
Because the workpiece rotates and the cutting tool moves in a single plane, CNC turning operations are typically faster than other CNC processes. It enables high material removal rates and efficient production of complex parts.
CNC turning operations deliver precise and consistent results, which is critical for manufacturing parts with tight tolerances or precise shapes. The process and tolerances for turning one A-part and turning 10,000 A-parts are almost the same, so there won’t be much error in the quality of the same batch. As for the accuracy of parts, they are usually controlled within the expected range.
CNC turning operations can create a variety of shapes, including cylindrical and conical shapes, threads, grooves and tapers. This versatility makes it an ideal manufacturing method for industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical devices.
CNC turning is a cost-effective manufacturing method compared to traditional turning processes. It requires less labor and reduces material waste.
The CNC turning process is generally safer than manual methods because it does not require the operator to be near the cutting tool. Therefore, it reduces the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.
- Select the appropriate cutting tool based on the desired shape, material and cutting conditions.
- Install the cutting tool into the handle and secure it securely.
- Load the workpiece into the lathe chuck (or other fixture) and make sure it is properly centered and aligned.
- A CNC lathe is set up by entering the necessary commands (CNC programs, called G-code) into a computer control system. This includes setting spindle speed, feed rate, depth of cut and other cutting parameters.
- Start the machine and start the turning process. The cutting tool will move along the workpiece, removing material and forming the desired shape.
- Monitor machining processes to ensure cutting tools are operating correctly and workpieces are machined to required specifications. You can adjust cutting parameters as needed to optimize the process.
- After completing the process, the workpiece is removed from the fixture and inspected for the required quality and accuracy.
CNC turning is just one method of making parts and can be used in a variety of applications. Below are just some of the most common application areas:
Turbine blades, landing gear components, engine parts, etc.
Transmission components, suspension components, engine blocks
Surgical instruments, implants, prosthetic parts
Computer parts, smartphone parts