Custom CNC Turning Service

High precision metal and plastic turning parts machining service from China. Dedicated to providing precision turned parts for rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing.

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  • From 1 to 1,000 parts
  • Lead time as fast as 1 day

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Enhanced custom parts CNC turning experience

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No more waiting for email replies, get instant quotations in a minute by simply uploading your design files. Our big data quoting engine calculates online CNC quotations at competitive price.

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What is CNC Turning?

CNC turning is a substractive manufacturing process that create turned parts by rotating the rod material against a cutting tool, it is commonly used for functional prototypes and end-use parts with axial and radial holes, flats, grooves, and slots. If your parts design has symmetrical cylindrical or spherical features, CNC turning is recommended for you.

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CNC Turning Capabilities

CNC turning machines can be categorized into two types: Lathe and CNC turning center. A CNC lathe only has 2 axis, which is the most affordable way to produce turned metal or plastic parts. A turning center that integrates milling, drilling, and sub-spindle capabilities and includes a Y-axis, which is commonly used for producing more complex designs.

LimitationParameter (Metric)
Max swing diameter:360~800 mm
Max cutting length:270~1500 mm
Spindle bore:45~100 mm
Rapid moving speed:20 m/min
Spindle speed range:50-4200 r/mm

Materials for CNC Turning

The various available materials is another advantage of CNC turning. At RapidDirect, you can choose from over 50 metal and plastic materials. We also provide material certification at your request.

Aluminum

Aluminum is a highly ductile metal, making it easy to machine. The material has a good strength-to-weight ratio and is available in many types for a range of applications.


Price:
$
Lead Time:
< 10 days
Wall Thickness:
0.75 mm
Tolerance:
±0.125mm (±0.005″)
Max part size:
200 x 80 x 100 cm
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Copper

Copper displays excellent thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity and plasticity. It is also highly ductile, corrosion resistant and can be easily welded.


Price:
$$
Lead Time:
< 10 days
Wall Thickness:
0.75 mm
Tolerance:
±0.125mm (±0.005″)
Max part size:
200 x 80 x 100 cm
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Brass / Bronze

Brass has desirable properties for a number of applications. It is low friction, has excellent electrical conductivity and has a golden (brass) appearance.


Price:
$$
Lead Time:
< 10 days
Wall Thickness:
0.75 mm
Tolerance:
±0.125mm (±0.005″)
Max part size:
200 x 80 x 100 cm
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Steel

Steel is known for its high tensile strength and low costs. It is a ubiquitous material in the construction, infrastructure, automotive, maritime, tooling, manufacturing and defense industries.


Price:
$$$
Lead Time:
< 10 days
Wall Thickness:
0.75 mm
Tolerance:
±0.125mm (±0.005″)
Max part size:
200 x 80 x 100 cm

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel typically contains a minimum of 10% chromium by weight. It is a popular metal within a broad range of industries, including construction, automotive, aerospace and more.


Price:
$$$$
Lead Time:
< 10 days
Wall Thickness:
0.75 mm
Tolerance:
±0.125mm (±0.005″)
Max part size:
200 x 80 x 100 cm
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Titanium

Titanium is resistance to corrosion, chemicals and extreme temperatures, and has excellent strength-to-weight ratio. It has broad adoption in the aerospace, medical and defense industries.


Price:
$$$$$
Lead Time:
< 10 days
Wall Thickness:
0.75 mm
Tolerance:
±0.125mm (±0.005″)
Max part size:
200 x 80 x 100 cm
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Plastics

Plastic is an indispensable part of our everyday world. It is known for its lightweight, high strength-to-weight ratio, electric insulation, low price, suitable for mass production, etc. The application of plastics is so wide that you can always see it in all industries.

  • POM
  • Nylon
  • ABS
  • PEEK
  • PTFE
  • PC
  • HDPE
  • PVC
  • PMMA
  • PET
  • PP
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Surface Finishes for CNC Turning

CNC turned parts are left as-milled, and surface finsih can change the appearance, surface roughness, hardness and chemical resistance of the produced parts. Determined by the material using, a part can have one to serval available surface finishing options. Learn more at our surface finish page.

Anodizing

Anodizing changes the surface state and performance of the material, thus improving corrosion resistance, enhancing wear resistance and hardness, and protecting the metal surface.

Materials:
Aluminum
Color:
Clear, black, grey, red, blue, gold.
Texture:
Smooth, matte finish.
Thickness:
1.8 μm to 25 μm (0.00007")
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Bead Blasting

Bead blasting directs abrasive material onto the surface, so as to alter and improved the properties of the workpiece surface - such as roughness and uniformity.

Materials:
ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel
Colors:
n/a
Texture:
Matte
Standards:
Sa1, Sa2, Sa2.5, Sa3
Applications:
Cosmetic parts
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Powder Coating

Powder coating is a surface finishing technique used to create a hard finish tougher than normal paint. Commonly used for coat metal parts.

Materials:
Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel
Colors:
Black, any RAL code or Pantone number.
Texture:
Gloss or semi-gloss
Applications:
Vehicle parts, household appliances, aluminum extrusions
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Electroplating

Electroplating bonds fine layers of metal to the surface of another metal, thus reaching either functional, decorative, or corrosion-related properties.

Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel
Plate type:
Tin, Nickel, Electroless Nickel
Texture:
Smooth, glossy finish
Applications:
Electrical connections, jewelry, radiation shields
Subtypes:
Galvanizing, nickel plating, tin plating, passivation
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Polishing

Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface, it produces a surface with significant specular reflection, so as to improve the appearance of new or used metal parts.

Materials :
Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel
Colors:
n/a
Texture:
Glossy
Types:
Mechanical polishing, chemical polishing
Applications :
Lenses, jewelry, sealing parts
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Brushing

Brushing is a surface treatment process in which abrasive belts are used to draw traces on the surface of a material, usually for aesthetic purposes. Most commonly applied to aluminum.

Materials:
ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel
Colors:
n/a
Texture:
satin
Standards:
Sa1, Sa2, Sa2.5, Sa3
Applications:
Cosmetic parts
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Painting

Painting involves spraying a layer of paint onto the surface of the part. It can improve the part's aesthetic appearance and can add a protective layer on the parts.

Material:
Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel
Color:
Black, any RAL code or Pantone number.
Applications:
Household appliances, vehicle parts, aluminum extrusions
Textures:
Gloss, semi-gloss, flat, metallic, textured
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Our Quality Promise

  • ISO 9001:2015 certification
  • Full dimensional report *
  • Material certification *
  • First article inspection *
  • Rework & refund policy
  • NDA agreement *

Items with * provide on request before order placement.

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What is CNC Machining

About the CNC Process

CNC, or computer numerical control machining, is a subtractive manufacturing method that leverages a combination of computerized controls and machine tools to remove layers from a solid block of material. The desired cuts in the metal are programmed according to corresponding tools and machinery, which perform the machining task in an automated fashion.

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