Why are our CNC turning services so in demand?
• Unrivalled levels of quality, flexibility and value •
There are plenty of reasons why engineers, designers and more choose Entech – and our CNC turning services is just one of them. CNC turning services are a specific type of CNC machining and a particular field of subtractive machining. Through it, you can expect machined parts delivered in less time than it takes to get a quote from other, more traditional machine shops. Should you need it, we also offer plenty of CNC specific secondary services to support your project. Thanks to our unrivalled levels of quality, flexibility and value, we are regularly turned to for personalised support. Each of our projects is expertly planned and managed from start to finish by our skilled engineering team, right here in the UK.
Trusted across multiple industries
Entech helps supply high-quality precision to a wide range of industries. Our CNC turning services proudly creates parts for mechanical engineers in the following industries and more:
Aerospace | Leisure | MOD | Motor Trade
How do CNC turning services work?
The cutting tool makes precise movements
CNC turning services make use of one of the oldest styles and forms of manufacturing. Yet unlike a traditional lathe – a tool used as far back as the Ancient Egyptians – today’s machines are Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC). Meticulous results with the lathe are possible due to precise coded language. This monitors the CNC turning machine, allowing the cutting tool to make precise movements. In addition to this, the turning process is under constant supervision and adjustment by our skilled engineers.
Our CNC turning services guarantee more precision, speed and reliability with the requested parts.
During the turning process, a lathe rapidly spins a workpiece. Whilst this happens, an instrument simultaneously shaves away any unneeded material. CNC turning services typically utilise cylindrically shaped workpieces. However, it can also utilise square or hexagonal-shaped raw materials. Regardless of shape, this workpiece is held in place by a ‘chuck’. It is the ‘chuck’ that spins at varying RPM’s (rotations per minute) to efficiently, effectively and affordably create the desired part.
Modern CNC Turning machines have various tools, spindles, and speed capabilities.
Additionally, the different sizes and shapes of the cutting tools themselves mean a wide range of geometries are possible. Our CNC turning services are then ready to repeat the operation with little-to-no set-up time in between. Please note, however, that different operations require tool changes and can increase cost and set-up time. Turned parts can then be left as-machined, with visible tool marks, or bead blasted. When the run is complete, parts are inspected, boxed and shipped shortly thereafter.
What are CNC turning services?
It’s a form of subtraction machining
Lathe machines are ideal for cutting any symmetrical, cylindrical or spherical parts. Characteristically, a lathe spins or “turns” a workpiece on a vertical or horizontal axis while feeding an instrument to the piece. This instrument moves around it in a linear path, removing raw material to create a bespoke part. The act of cutting a workpiece on a lathe is known as turning, and the process itself is a form of subtraction machining.
Whilst turning has been around for thousands of years, CNC turning services are a somewhat recent innovation. These services are programmed and managed by Computer Numerical Control (CNC). The precision that such skilled engineers can attain using CNC technology is unparalleled. This advancement allows us to take a CAD file and accurately produce it on an automated cycle. The speed and exactness of CNC turning services make it an ideal process for large production runs with short lead times.
|Precision that only CNC machinery can provide||Requires a skilled and experienced engineer|
|Optimised process equals far less wastage||Associated with high costs due to maintenance|
|Highly effected method of mass manufacturing||Producing low-volume parts is more costly|