CNC Turning

CNC Drill machine

Automated Production, Inc. offers CNC turning for machined parts with tolerances down to +/- .0005” or better.  

We are an ISO 9001:2008 compliant CNC machining shop focused on providing quality prototype through production quantities.  With our CNC turning centers, we make complex machined parts quickly and competitively for a wide range of applications. Ask us to quote quality CNC turned parts for your needs.

Turned Parts up to 12″ OD

What is CNC Turning?

CNC Turning is a manufacturing process. Metal bars are held and rotated while a tool removes material to create a shape. It is the opposite of drilling, where the tool rotates and the material remains stationary.

A center with both turning and milling capabilities can stop rotation to allow for milling out of other shapes. Turning parts on CNC turning centers allows for a wide range of complexities, sizes and material types.

  • The starting material can be round, square or hexagonal-shaped.

  • Bar length is based on the feeder.

  • The tools in CNC lathes or turning centers are digitally controlled

  • CNCs with live tooling, such as those at Automated Production, Inc., can stop rotation to add additional features like drilled holes, slots and milled surfaces.

  • Some CNC turning centers allow work to be completed on both sides by employing an additional spindle.

  • CNC turning centers vary in tooling and spindle options, as well as outer diameter (OD) limitations.


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