All Your CNC Turning Questions Answered

All Your CNC Turning Questions Answered

CNC Turning can be hard to understand if you are not from a manufacturing or engineering background, which is why we have answered some of the more common questions below.


What is CNC Turning?


CNC Turning is a manufacturing process in which bars of material are held in a chuck and rotated while a tool is fed to the piece to remove material to create the desired shape. A turret, with tooling attached, is programmed to move to the bar of raw material and removes material to create the programmed result.


What parts need CNC Turning?


CNC Turning is different from CNC Milling in that each process will produce an entirely different set of results. CNC Centre is ideal for short-run volumes and especially prototypes and parts that are below 2.5”.


The turning centre has the ability to work on parts that are over the 2.5” OD, but they will need to be checked individually and depending on the volume of the parts that are being produced, it can have an impact on the overall production cost.


Is my part a good fit for CNC Turning?


While a lot of factors go into determining if a part can be made most cost-effectively on a specific CNC turning centre, some things we look at include how many parts are needed both short-term and long-term. CNC turning is generally good for prototypes to short-run volumes.


What are the advantages?


There are many advantages of turning including the increased production speed and efficiency and that it is a very cost-effective process. Not only that but there is increased precision of manufactured parts as well as reduced waste.


In the modern engineering world, most lathes are computer-controlled. Using CNC, a programmed code that instructs turning machines to turn and cut as accurately as they do, CNC turning machines can precisely manufacture


Choose Standardish Engineering


At Standish Engineering we specialise in the production of batch quantities and our team of precision engineers are ready to support the subcontract CNC machining requirements of your company. 


The combination of precision engineering skill as well as our state of the art machinery and total flexibility means that we can meet even the tightest of deadlines. Our continual investment in new machines ensures that we maintain our ability to machine complex parts to a high standard.


If you want to know more about us or how our precision engineering can help you then you can get in touch with us here.