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CNC Turning Services-CNC Machine Techniques
Mar 15, 2017

In the business world, particularly in the industrial sectors, the need for CNC turning services is growing exponentially with each passing month. CNC, or Computer Numerically Controlled, machines have proven incredibly beneficial for a whole variety of different businesses, all of which specialize in a number of different fields. Every day there are new and innovative manufacturing processes being developed, yet CNC turningservices continue to be up there with some of the all-time greats. If your business specialises in metal, wood, or even plastic, CNC machines can prove worth their weight in gold, and as they’re sturdy and of heavy construction, this is no small feat. CNC machines however, can be used for different things and to help make things a little more transparent, here’s a look at a few common CNC machine techniques for you to familiarize yourself with.

CNC turning – As mentioned, CNC turning services are very much in demand at this point in time, and for good reason. CNC turning is a technique in which a workpiece will be securely clamped onto a mandrel or a rotating plate before being cut. As the workpiece rotates and spins, the cutting tool will be held firmly against it, via a fixture that will be mounted upon a moving slide that can be slid up and down. For times when you are looking to remove large quantities of material quickly, CNC turning is perfect.

CNC Surface Grinding

CNC machines can also be used for grinding purposes as well, especially when you need to create smooth and flat surfaces upon metal. A grinder is a disk that will rotate at a very quick speed, that also happens to be covered in a coarse and abrasive grit. The abrasive coating will vary depending on which material is being cut, and what you are looking to achieve. CNC surface grinding is like an uber-powerful and effective technique for sanding down a material and smoothing it out.

CNC Milling

CNC milling techniques are also very popular, and although slightly similar to turning, CNC milling is still very much a unique technique. Rather than the workpiece sliding in the case of turning, with milling, the workpiece is held firmly and securely in place, with a cutting tool rotating powerfully upon a specially designed spindle. Held horizontally in a machine vice, with milling, the spindle used can actually hold a whole variety of different cutting tools. What’s more, a CNC mill is also ideal for drilling holes and bores into a variety of materials, including solid metals. In order to keep the metal and the device cool, a special cooling liquid will be used, which will also help to blast away debris and metal fragments.

CNC Cylindrical Grinding

Finally, we have CNC cylindrical grinding, which is best described as being a combination of CNC lathe turning, and of surface grinding. Here, a work piece will be clamped firmly in place, whilst a circular shaped grinding wheel will be rotated against its surface to create a smooth surface texture.