There are many types of CNC turning operations for CNC lathe services that can be performed on a live tooling lathe in CNC turning factory, including Hard turning, Parting, Facing, Boring, Reaming, Taper turning, Drilling, Knurling, Threading, Grooving, etc., comes in varying tools, cost and set-up time.
– Tapered turning: produce a cylindrical part of which diameter decrease from one end to another.
– Hard turning: suited for materials with a Rockwell C hardness greater than 45, typically performed after heat treated.
– Spherical generation: create a spherical finished surface, turning around a fixed rotary axis.
– Facing: a turning operation in which the workpiece is machined to its center.
– Parting: create deep grooves that remove a completed or part-complete component from its parent stock.
– Grooving: similar to parting, but only cut to a specific depth from outside or inside of the workpiece.
– Drilling: remove materials to drill holes from the inside of a workpiece with drill bits held stationary in the tailstock or tool turret of the lathe. Boring: enlarge or smooth an existing hole.
– Knurling: cut serrated pattern onto the surface of workpiece with knurling tool, to change or enhance the visual effect or hand grip.
– Reaming: remove a small volume of materials from a drilled hole, for highly accurate diameters.
– Threading: turn standard and non-standard screw threads, generally means single-point threading.
– Polygonal turning: non-circular forms machining operation without interrupting the rotation of the raw material.