CNC Turning Services
Low-Volume, Mass Production
For Prototypes, Production Parts
High Precision, Accuracy – Machined in 1 Day or Less!
Prototool’s CNC Turning services help you get your desired parts, either prototype or production parts developed in a matter of days, hours, and even minutes depending upon the complexity and substance of the part. The process involves rotating the workpiece at high speed in a chuck. Contrary to CNC milling where the tool spins at high speeds, this process rotates the workpiece and the tool moves in accordance with the designing required.
Offering diverse designs with highly market competitive prices, we offer speedy service on the materials of your choice. This includes plastics like polycarbonate, PTFE, PEI, nylon, ABS, POM, PP, PMMA, PEEK and metals like titanium, brass nickel alloy, steel, magnesium, stainless steel copper, etc.
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CNC Turning Types We Offer
Ranging from stainless steel to aluminum, CNC turning can be used to shape a variety of metals like magnesium, brass, copper, titanium, etc. It is used for the designing of mechanical and aspect components. One thing to make sure is the use of machinable metals which is why we make sure to provide a feedback report from our team of engineers before settling on a choice of metal. Using CNC turning, any metal can be designed with high accuracy, precise finish, and surface finish of the customer’s choice.
Turning Plastics & Other Materials
Although it is believed that CNC turning is used for metals only, the process is used to shape plastic parts that are mostly for prototype applications. The biggest advantage CNC turning has to offer is the high degree of accuracy and precision with tight tolerance; which is far greater than that of 3D printing. CNC turning can be used to shape a variety of plastics as well as wood, ceramic, and marble.
Material We Used
Among a variety of materials of materials that we offer our customers and work with, we also offer our customer the option to source material for them from the market that will fit their desired application.
A highly preferred way to develop prototypes is to have your product turned in plastic. Not only it will allow you to review your product from all angles, but also allow you to test its design and functionality.
Turning Metals is where CNC turning shines the brightest. There are a variety of metals that can be turned to develop prototypes as well as develop end-user parts to put into manufacturing.
Aside from plastics and metals, CNC turning is used to turn a variety of alloys and other custom materials as requested.
Common Plastics We Work With
ABS, ABS+PC, PC, PP, PEEK, POM, Acrylic (PMMA), Teflon, PS, HDPE, PPS, DHPE, PA6, PA66, PEI, PVC, PET, PPS, PTFE.
Common Metals We Work With
Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Magnesium, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Tin, Zinc
If your desired material is not listed above, contact us and order a free quote today!
Our CNC turning service offers highly accurate and tightly precise turning. Please note that tolerance is affected by the type of material used along with the geometry of the part that is turned. For more details, consult the chart below:
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what is CNC Turning
CNC Turning is a highly valuable industrial practice that has facilitated the manufacturing process and reduced time to market for startups, prototypes, and businesses alike. Due to its high degree of precision and tight tolerance, it refines a block of metal into an intricate and highly complex work piece that can be either used as a prototype or even put in for full-scale manufacturing depending upon its application and the type of material used.
Due to its horizontal and vertical movement, it is suitable for making holes, cuts, and other forms of indents in cylindircal workpieces in a quicker fashion, which is not possible with CNC milling. The cutter moves at different angles where a computer is controlling its movement, ensuring there are no errors and we can have precision with repeatability.
How it works?
CNC turning is used to produce cylindrical or round shapes since the workpiece is in constant rotation. Also called a subtractive manufacturing process, it is performed on lathe machines which is one of the oldest form of machine tools. The movement of the cutting piece is controlled by a computer, making the process highly precise and accurate with very tight tolerance.
It is easier to achieve very precise round or tubular shapes with turning than with milling or any other process. The tool is moved via computer to make certain movements and remove any excessive material from the workpiec4e to reveal the final shape of the piece that is required. The process is ideal for rapid prototyping as well as to manufacture parts for final application.
Benefits of Using CNC Turning
CNC turning is a process similar to CNC milling which is used for designing machine parts that may either be porotypes or ready to be put into mass production. Being one of the most popular processes for custom manufacturing, it can handle irregular geometries requiring axial and radia holes, grooves, and slots, and internal diameters.
We support a number of file formats to ensure we always meet the requirements of our clients. This includes popular formats of .stp, .sldprt, and .psm/.par. moreover, we make sure to work with our clients to the end so they get their desired result designed to utter perfection. This is the value we stand for.
No it is not. CNC turning is a very versatile process that is combined with other processes like casting & 3D printing. Once CNC turning has carved intricate features and details on a part, the part is then sent for mass production and can be put in aforementioned processes for the prototype to be mass produced.
CNC turning is used to perform a variety of operations which include turning (tapered turning, spherical generation, hard turning), facing. parting, grooving, boring, drilling, reaming, threading, and knurling.
The cost of a CNC machined part is determined by the following four factors. 1) time required for machining, 2) type of material selected, 3) the geometry of the part to be threaded and 4) the startup cost of the project. Besides the stated requirements of the client, we try to make sure we take a course of action that leads to low cost without compromising the quality of the product produced. To determine cost for your project, you can request a free quote.