CNC Turning
CNC Turning
CNC turning is a part of machinery machining. CNC lathe machining mainly uses turning tools to turn the rotating workpiece. The lathe is mainly used for processing shafts, discs, sleeves, and other workpieces with rotary surfaces, and is the most widely used type of machine tool processing in machinery manufacturing and repair factories. Turning is a method of cutting the workpiece on the lathe by using the workpiece to rotate relative to the tool. The cutting energy for turning is mainly provided by the workpiece rather than the tool.
CNC turning is the most basic, the most common cutting method, in production occupies a very important position. CNC turning is suitable for processing rotary surfaces, most of the workpiece with rotary surfaces can be processed by turning methods, such as internal and external cylindrical surface, internal and external conical surface, end face, groove, thread, and rotary forming surface, etc., the tool used is mainly turning tools.
We can compare it with CNC milling, as it's another important machining process.
CNC milling fixes the blank in place and using a high-speed rotating milling cutter to go over the blank and cut out the desired shape and features. Conventional milling is more often used to mill simple shapes/features such as contours and slots. CNC milling machines can perform machining of complex shapes and features. CNC Milling and boring machining centers can perform 3-axis or multi-axis milling and bore for machining, molds, inspection tools, tire tools, thin-walled complex surfaces, artificial prostheses, blades, etc. When choosing the content of CNC milling processing, the advantages and key role of the CNC milling machine should be fully utilized.