Aerospace Metals provides custom made parts through an extensive network of carefully vetted and certified CNC lathes and turning centers provided by our manufacturing partners. Whatever the part you need, we can guarantee we have the experience and equipment to make it. The efficiency of our manufacturing process ensures a high standard of product quality, exceptional part complexity, and superior surface finishes, all created through Aerospace Metals and delivered exactly when you need it.
CNC Turning Services
Multi-Axis CNC Milling
- 3 Axis Machining
- 4 Axis Machining
- 5 Axis Machining
- Right Angle Milling
Available upon request for EDM parts that are complex and need high-precision tolerances.
Action Tooling with Dual Spindle Lathes.
CNC Turning Overview
CNC turning is the process of cutting a workpiece on a CNC lathe machine, which is also known as a live tooling lathe. Because the CNC lathe machines spin a workpiece on a horizontal or vertical axis, they’re a great choice for creating spherical or cylindrical parts that are symmetrical.
Through the use of G-Code, the CNC lathe machine is programmed to spin the spindle with the workpiece attached, and the stationary cutting tool is directed to make the desired shape. There is only one tool in use at a time, so if a piece requires different live tooling lathe operations, that might require a change of tools in between the cutting operations.
CNC lathes have high repeatability potential like other types of CNC machines, but there is also an option to use multi-axis CNC turning centers that make creation of complex geometries possible with less time by running a number of machining operations in one machine.
There are two main types of CNC lathes:
2-Axis CNC Lathes — standard 2-axis lathes.
Swiss-type Lathes — useful for micromachining and slender, turned parts thanks to their ability to cut very close to the point of support.
Industries that use CNC Turning
CNC turning is a suitable production process for many industries, including aerospace and defense, energy, industrial, robotics, automotive, medical, and dental.