CNC Turning Machine

CNC Turning Machine

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 (shown center), with tooling attached is programmed to move to the bar of raw material and remove material to create the programmed result. This is also called “subtraction machining” since it involves material removal. If the center has both tuning and milling capabilities, such as the one above, the rotation can be stopped to allow for milling out of other shapes.

Applications of CNC machines

1) Metal removal industries
2) Material fabrication industries
3) For non-conventional machining industries where the machining task is difficult to perform manually

Advantages of CNC machines

1) Machining is accurate
2) Time taken to perform a job is very less
3) Safe to operate
4) Number of operators required to operate a machine are reduced
5) No possibility of human error
6) Reliable
7) Even very complex designs can also be made
8) Low maintenance required
9) They are versatile
10) Uniformity in designs
11) They could run for all 24 hours a day