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Turning Centers

A turning center is a lathe with a computer numerical control (CNC) that is used to make cylindrical parts by moving the cutting tool across a rotating workpiece to reduce the diameter of the workpiece to a specified dimension and produce a smooth part finish. The CNC can transmit and manage cylindrical transformations primarily used for turning and effectively control a live tooling spindle on the turret that functions as a rotary, contouring axis to perform a variety of milling and drilling operations.

Turning Centers: Articles

Turn Toward Greater Machining Solutions

Absolute Machine Tools, turning, milling

Expanded efficiencies built into turning centers and lathes result in productivity increases for shops of all sizes.

Expanded efficiencies built into turning centers and lathes result in productivity increases...

Acquiring Complex Machined Parts in the “No Bid Zone”

Pharmaceutical equipment builders demand machined components with such ultra-high tolerances and complexity that many precision shops must pass on jobs that are simply too difficult or beyond their capability. Who can they turn to?

Pharmaceutical equipment builders demand machined components with such ultra-high tolerances and complexity...

When Bigger Really is Better

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This machine shop took an unconventional approach to growing into one of the most dependable parts suppliers for a major manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, and now they enjoy a niche that most shops are unable to compete against.

This machine shop took an unconventional approach to growing into one of...
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