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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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.
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.
|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 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.
Copper displays excellent thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity and plasticity. It is also highly ductile, corrosion resistant and can be easily welded.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Quality Promise
- ISO 9001:2015 certification
- Full dimensional report *
- Material certification *
- First article inspection *
- Rework & refund policy
- NDA agreement *
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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.