CNC Turning

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) turning is a highly precise and efficient manufacturing process. It works on the principle of a lathe machine (used for sanding, knurling, cutting, drilling, etc…) and helps to give desired shapes to materials being used. Versatile CNC turning machines can be used in different industries, including sporting, firearm manufacturing, electronics, and more. 
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CNC Turning Capabilities 

CNC turning refers to a versatile industrial machining process commonly controlled by a computer. This process is further carried out on equipment that can be turned, like a lathe or turning center. 

The process can be done with the axis of rotation in a horizontal or vertical orientation. The latter orientation is ideally used in a large radius. 

In a CNC turning machine, a cutting tool is placed against a turning workpiece to remove materials and to get the best shape. The CNC turning center or lathe is controlled by a computer program for the proper production of precise components. 

Remember that CNC turning is a reverse process. It rotates the workpiece, but the cutting bits remain static.  

You can create a wide range of shapes with a CNC turning machine, including cones, cylinders, disks, and a combination of these shapes. In addition, certain machines can make polygonal turns using special rotating tools, like hexagons along the rotation axis. 

CNC Machining Turning Services

CNC Machining Turning Services

You can get a variety of CNC turning services. Some of the common ones include:







Applications of CNC Turning Manufacturing Process

Applications of CNC Turning Manufacturing Process

Common uses and applications of the CNC turning manufacturing process are:

Producing various products, from automobile frames to airplane engines.

Manufacturing surgical instruments, garden tools, and gears.

Making threads, flat surfaces, and cylindrical components.


Advantages of CNC Turning

CNC turning manufacturing process has several benefits, including:


#1 Accuracy

You can use a CNC turning machine to execute exact measurements. This way, basic errors can be eliminated while making CAD or CAM files. It can also offer high accuracy for completing the entire production cycle or for producing prototypes.

With CNC turning, you can make precise cuts which are controlled by computer programs in CNC machining, resulting in the products being similar without any sizing errors.


#2 Flexibility

CNC turning centers are available in numerous sizes, accommodating the application’s flexibility. As CNC machining is programmed, the adjustments are easier to make.

CNC turning operations can be done with necessary programming adjustments to the CAM program. You can even build something different with the machine. Thus, if you are in need of unique parts, you can depend on the precision of the CNC machining process.

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#3 Safety

CNC manufacturing always rigorously adheres to the safety rules and regulations necessary to offer complete protection to those operating various parts of the process. High-quality CNC turning machines need less labor because they are automatic. These machines only need a monitor to operate.

Similarly, lathe machines use semi-enclosed or fully enclosed devices. It helps avoid flying particles from processed items, decreasing potential harm.

Fast Results

#4 Fast Results

Lastly, using CNC turning machines can reduce the chances of errors occurring and oftentimes deliver faster results. The varied tasks that CNC machines or tuning centers can do are finished faster, more effectively and efficiently, and without damaging the end-product. Therefore, you can receive precision components with a speedy turnaround time.

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Why Choose Us for CNC Turning?

To get the best CNC machining and turning, contact Clark Industries. Let our company be your go-to provider, using state-of-the-art equipment and processes operated by our highly skilled and professional team that can help you with the job. 

We also use different types of CNC turning machines to help you get the results you’re looking for. We don’t believe in compromising or taking shortcuts with the design, and that shows in our quality of work.

Our team can handle whatever job you decide to throw at them. Therefore, you can trust us with each of your CNC turning work needs. We offer quick turnarounds on each of our orders, limiting your time without your product.

Why Choose Us for Custom CNC Machining?

CNC Turning Process 

CNC turning is a complex process, but we have the team and knowhow to complete the work with ease.

  • Convert CAD design files to CNC program requirements
  • Preparethe CNC turning machine 
  • Manufacture CNC-turned parts 

Clark Industries takes your CAD design and converts it into a CNC program machine language. While we don’t use any advanced programming, we surely need a 2D drawing of the design. 

We then set up a CNC turning machine. This process is automated, but there is a need for an operator. We take extra care with power switches because CNC turning machines can be dangerous. 

Lastly, Clark Industries manufactures the parts in desired shapes. You can choose from different turning operations, providing you an array of possibilities for whatever you might need.

CNC Turning Process 

CNC Milling FAQs

What parts can CNC turning make?

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CNC turning can make a variety of parts, including flywheels, auto parts, toy parts, gears, tubes, crankshafts, and more. In addition, it can be used for manufacturing parts for medical, automotive, aerospace, and other industries. 

What is the difference between CNC lathes and CNC turning centers?

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A CNC turning center is a computer-controlled machine that can drill, tap, turn, and mail. It uses live tools along with dual spindles, multiple turrets, Y-axis, and a cutting tool turret. In contrast, CNC lathes are much simpler; they have carriage tailstock, headstock, and bed.

Compared to CNC lathes, CNC turning centers have complex structures, which make them far more productive and versatile than lathes.

Can heat treatment be applied to CNC turning center parts? 

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Yes, heat treatment can be applied to improve the hardness of the precision-turned parts. Common heat treatment processes include hardening, normalizing, annealing, and quenching.

What is the difference between CNC turning and CNC mailing?

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In CNC turning, the part rotates for cutting, but in CNC mailing, the cutting tool rotates to cut the parts. Mostly, CNC turning is used for cylindrical parts, which rotate and create friction when placed against a cutting tool. But you can create more complex parts with CNC mailing. 

Different types of CNC turning operations?

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Common types of CNC turning operations include tapered turning, facing, grooving, knurling, threading, spherical generation, facing, polygonal turning, threading, and more.

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