CNC Lathe Turning Service
CNC turning produces parts by “turning” rod material and feeding a cutting tool into the turning material. On a lathe the material to be cut rotates while a cutter is fed into the rotating workpiece.
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CNC Turningis usually done on round rod material but can also be used on other shapes such as square or hexagon bar. Some CNCs can stop the rotation and drill holes, slots, and milled surfaces.
Speeds and feeds are selected for turning by material, rigidity, spindle, and coolant choices. Lathes are used for: Facing, Parting, Grooving, Boring, Drilling, Knurling, Reaming, Threading
- Can make parts that are commonly symmetrical about an axis of revolution
- Economical for prototyping and short runs
- High dimensional tolerances are possible
- Smooth finishes can be achieved
- Variety of profiles and surfaces
- Minimize the amount of material removed
- Avoid weak shapes that can flex such as very long thin structures
- Consider specifying a desired surface roughness
- Bored holes become difficult when the ratio of the depth to diameter is high.
CNC Turning is a popular choice for many metal products and components:
Has good mechanical properties and good weldability, and is one of the most common alloys for general purpose use – especially for machining.
Widely used for construction of aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselages, yacht construction, utility boats and bicycle frames and components.
One of the most popular aluminum alloys used in sheet metal fabrication. It is readily bent, punched and sheared.
Known for its high corrosion resistance, especially in ocean water. Common applications include marine and aircraft equipment, fuel lines, street lights, household appliances, flooring panels, and railings.
Used in applications requiring high strength to weight ratio, and has good fatigue resistance. It is not weldable and has average machinability.
Corrosion resistance is poor. Widely used in aircraft structures, especially wing and fuselage structures under tension.
Has generally good mechanical properties, and is heat treatable. Highly weldable although strength near welds can be diminished by up to 30% if not subsequently heat treated.
Mostly used in extruded shapes for architecture, including window frames, door frames, roofs, piping, tubing and furniture.
Strong, with good fatigue strength and average machinability, but is not weldable and has limited resistance to corrosion.
Cost is relatively high compared to other Aluminum alloys. Often used in aircraft including wings and fuselages, rock climbing equipment and bicycle components.