Turning is used to produce rotational parts that have many features, such as holes, grooves, threads, tapers, various diameter steps, and even contoured surfaces. Turning is also commonly used as a secondary process to add or refine features on parts that were manufactured using a different process. Due to the tight tolerances and surface finishes that turning can offer, it is ideal for adding precision rotational features to a part whose basic shape has already been formed.
At Rable Machine we provide a full complement of turning services for our customers:
- CNC turning centers with dual spindles and live tooling enable us to make very complex components and drop them off complete. The advantages of this are significantly reduced lead times and much higher quality by reducing the variables in the process.
- Other machines have dual spindles, dual turrets and live tools providing even greater flexibility.
- To handle tight tolerances we have equipped some of our machines with programmable internal probes that periodically take critical measurements and automatically make adjustments to the machine if problems are found. This helps ensure that all critical features are held within the specified tolerances.
- We use automatic bar feeders for non-stop operation and have constructed a robotic automation cell to enable uninterrupted, consistent production of our customers' parts.