CNC Turning Services

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CNC metal turning services provide an effective way to transform a solid chunk of raw metal into a custom finished product designed to your project’s exact specifications. Whether your part requires turning, milling, boring, or tapping, Great Lakes Forge provides enhanced part customization with short lead times. We will work directly with you to provide exceptional service for your CNC Turning requirements.

At Great Lakes Forge, we provide advanced metal CNC turning services that are custom tailored to your project’s exact requirements. Our highly skilled technicians provide a wide range of CNC Turning services to produce a custom part or component that is unique to your specifications.

Contact us for more information regarding our CNC Turning services for your custom project needs, or call us at 800-748-0271 and we will gladly answer any questions that you may have. Great Lakes Forge is your trusted resource and partner for advanced CNC Turning services.

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What Materials are Available for Custom Components?

Our CNC Turning machines utilize premium quality carbon steel, alloy steel and stainless steel materials to manufacture custom parts and components based on your project’s exact specifications. Like the processes of drilling and cutting, specific CNC machine tools must be chosen for each material that is machined. Additionally, the density of the material at-hand, along with the rotation of the cutting tool, must be taken into consideration prior to starting the CNC Turning production process. Our CNC Turning Services are offered in the following material options:

CNC Turning Production Capabilities

A CNC turning lathe is designed to rotate a piece of material at a high speed while the machine's computer programmed software guides the cutting tools to their specified locations. The cutting tools then cut away the excessive material to reveal the desired designed part. However, machinists are still needed to operate CNC turning lathes to makes sure that the dimensions exactly fit the blueprint specifications. CNC turning is used to create the following types of operations:

  • Facing
  • Parting
  • Grooving
  • Boring
  • Drilling
  • Knurling

CNC Turning vs CNC Milling

CNC milling and turning allow users to create patterns and add detail to metals that are impossible to do by hand. However, CNC Milling and CNC Turning are very different processes that usually end up with entirely different results. They both use computer programming to achieve their end results, but the differences lie in the way their finalized parts are created.

For example, CNC milling drills and turns its material along an axis to cut its materials to their specified dimensions. Conversely, CNC turning uses a single-point cutting tool that maintains a parallel insert to cut its intended material. Furthermore, the material is rotated at changing speeds at which the cutting tool traverses to make its specified cylindrical cuts. The form, shape and dimensions of the finalized product will dictate whether CNC milling or CNC turning is appropriate for your given project.

Advantages of CNC Turned Parts

Great Lakes Forge provides advanced CNC turning services for your custom part and component needs. Some of the benefits of working with us for your CNC turning parts needs include:

  • Precision and Rapid Turnaround - With computer numerically controlled machining, we can increase production speed.
  • Custom Finishes - Computer numerically controlled machining also means maintaining high efficiency and quality, especially when working with complex designs.
  • Cost-Effective - With CNC turning we can have one operator manning multiple CNC machines while traditional machining or manual machining requires an operator per machine.
  • Scalability - CNC turning produces metal parts faster while being more affordable than milling.

GLF Certifications for CNC Machining

Great Lakes Forge has achieved the following certifications for your CNC Turning parts service needs:

 ISO 9001:2015 

Contact Great Lakes Forge for CNC Turning Services Today 

Contact us for more information regarding our world class CNC turning services, or request a quote for further pricing details today. Great Lakes Forge is your premier source for advanced CNC turning capabilities.