CNC Lathe Turning FAQs

What is involved in the CNC lathe turning process?
In the CNC lathe turning process, parts are created by the precision cutting of rod material as it turns. As the rod material is rotated it is cut by a cutting tool at a range of angles, allowing a high degree of flexibility in configurations. CNC lathe turning can be done using a variety of different cutting tool shapes.
What products or processes do you produce using CNC lathe turning?
CNC lathe turning is used to make parts that are commonly symmetrical relative to an axis of revolution. Using CNC turning, shapes can be created in a wide array of profiles including plain, contour, and radius. Threaded surfaces can also be cut.
What CNC lathe turning operations do you perform?
  • Turning
  • Drilling
  • Boring
  • Milling
  • Threading
  • Tap
  • Reaming
Primary and Secondary Operations
  • Polygon Turning
  • Gear Hobbing
  • Thread Milling
  • Flat Milling
  • Key-way Milling
  • Cross Drilling
  • Cross Tapping
  • Broach
  • Knurling
  • Engraving
  • Burnishing
  • Laser Engraving
  • Wire EDM
  • Grinding
  • Thread Rolling
  • Assembly
  • Special Packaging
What materials do you process using CNC lathe turning?
  • Steels – Alloy, Carbon, Stainless
  • Non-Ferrous – Aluminum, Brass
  • Zinc
  • Plastics
  • Cast and Sintered Metals
  • Forgings
What CNC lathe turning tolerances do you work with?
We work with tolerances of .0005"
What size parts do you create using CNC lathe turning?
Change this to "Part size ranges from 1/8" - 10" diameters, with a maximum length of 20".
Can you part mark your CNC lathe turned parts?
Yes, laser engraving and dot peen part marking are services that we offer.
Do you offer any metal treating processes for CNC lathe turned parts?
We offer heat treating, anodizing, plating, painting, and welding.