Parts-per-hour represents the key to successful turning operations, especially where high production numbers are involved. In order to maximise this, having a good CNC capable of managing and optimising a whole array of processes is essential. Likewise, both the machine and the CNC should be relatively easy to use and meet recognised common standards. This not only saves valuable production time but also makes finding skilled operators easier.
WHAT IS CNC TURNING?
It is an intricate and detailed method of creating custom parts and components using a lathe. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) turning is a highly skilled, Precision Engineering process. Based around one of the oldest machine tools in the world – the lathe – turning in its traditional form can be traced back to ancient Egypt.
Through modern computer technology and skilled operators, a component can now be created to the minutest detail and to the most rigid of designs using a Turning Lathe, with precise tolerances and a vast array of shapes. The turning lathe secures and rotates the stock, or raw material, being machined along a dual axis of movement at high speeds, while a single point cutting or boring tool shapes the material, resulting in the desired component being created. The lathe is controlled by computer programs; ensuring meticulously exact components are produced, and can also be reproduced. At MNB, we pride ourselves on being experts in the latest CNC Turning Technology and Processes, and on our ability to create the components our customers demand swiftly, efficiently and precisely.