Precision turning is an important part of the manufacturing process. It rotates the workpiece so it can come into contact with the cutting tool. The rotating motion created by the turning process forces the workpiece’s material to be stripped away by the cutting tool. This tool can be moved in a number of directions: parallel or perpendicular to the spinning workpiece, or in a linear fashion. The shape and motion of the cutting tool determine how the workpiece will look, what cuts are made, and what shape they will take.
Turning is an integral process in precision CNC shops like ours. With our focus on being flexible for our customers’ needs and placing quality above all else, precision turning is key to stellar manufacturing jobs.
Equipment Used in the Turning Process
Turning is primarily used to produce cylindrical and conical surfaces, because radial symmetry can be achieved using this process.
Lathes are what is commonly used in turning, but CNC machining shops like ours utilize equipment that can perform multiple operations like 5-axis machining centers and mill/turn centers. The lathes in these machines don’t just do turning, they also carry out other machining processes such as reaming, boring, and facing. CNC operators then set the parameters in the machines which ensure greater precision, and the opportunity to correct defects early in the manufacturing process.
Darmark offers custom turning jobs at our 28,000 square foot facility. Our CNC turning capabilities are up to 14″ in diameter, and we have eight full-time CNC programmers on staff to take care of your custom turning jobs. We use the following turning equipment:
- Mori Seiki Nl2000sy Mill Turning Center
- Doosan Puma GT2600 CNC Turning Center (New 2019)
- Doosan Puma 220L CNC Turning Center
- Doosan Puma 8hs CNC Turning Centers
- Doosan Lynx 2100 CNC Turning Center (New 2021)
- Doosan Puma 6hs CNC Turning Center
- Doosan Puma 240b CNC Turning Center
- Doosan Puma 10hs CNC Turning Center
- Doosan Puma 12/350 CNC Turning Centers
- Okuma 8 CNC Turning Center
Contact us today to learn more about precision turning services at Darmark.