Turning- CNC, Screw Machine & Lathes

Turning is the widely used practice of spinning raw metal material and then using stationary cutting tools to remove material to produce a part. The process is well-suited for parts with round geometries, and the cutting tools can be set to produce highly precise dimensions as long as they are circular. Turning is performed on a lathe, which holds the metal bar or block and spins it without any wobbling that might adversely affect precision. The lathes can be automated via computer assistance, called a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) lathe and the process referred to as CNC turning. A special type of lathe, called a screw machine, can be programmed to run continuously, producing a high volume of parts, without any need for human intervention.