Turning Ideas into Prototypes by CNC Machining
We offer cost-effective rapid CNC machining service and manufacturing service for your custom products.
What is CNC Turning
CNC turning, also known as computer numerical control turning, is a subtractive machining technique that involves a cutting device being set against a rotating piece to remove material. It is typically done using a CNC Lathe, also known as a turning center that cut the material, which includes metal, wood, and even plastic.
CNC Machining Capability
LEADRP invests in advanced CNC machining technology and CNC machining equipment to increase the speed and capability of mass production applications. LEADRP offers different general tolerance options from 0.10mm to 0.05mm and you can also specify available tolerances according to ISO 2768-mK.
1600mm x 1200 mm x 900 mm
Linear dimension: +/-0.025 mm
Hole diameters (not reamed): +/- 0.025 mm
Shaft diameters: +/- 0.025 mm
Threads and holes
Leadrp can adapt to any standard thread size and customized threads
Min. feature size
The minimum feature size we make is 0.5 mm, depending on the geometry of the product and the materials being used
Burrs and chamfers
Deburring by default, chamfering according to your requirements
The standard finish is 32 Ra or better, you can specify surface finishing options
Overview of CNC Turning Process
The CNC turning process, like most other traditional mechanical CNC machining processes, employs computerized controls to operate and manipulate machine tools that cut and shape stock material. Furthermore, the process follows the same basic production stages as all CNC machining processes, which include:
- Creating a CAD model
- Creating a CNC program from the CAD model
- Configuring the CNC lathes
- Carrying out the turning operation
In the CNC turning, workpieces is held in a chuck and rotated while a tool is fed to the piece to remove material to create the desired shape. The difference between CNC turning and manual lathe turning is that the CNC machine is automated and can produce complex contours in one operation, eliminating additional set-ups.
CNC Turning Materials
CNC turning can be done on any material that is hard enough to produce chips when cut. The shorter the chips produced by a material, the easier it is to cut and remove chips from the work area. If a chip does not break off the workpiece quickly, it will create a wire that will likely wrap around the tool or spindle, reducing cutting power. Material that is too soft will smear rather than produce chips, and it will also interfere with the cutter.
Metal & Alloy Materials
Alloy steel contains trace amounts of one or more alloying elements (other than carbon), such as manganese, silicon, nickel, titanium, copper, chromium, and aluminum. Alloying provides it with unique qualities not present in standard carbon steel. Due to its low cost, wide availability, ease of processing, and superior mechanical rates, alloy steel is ideal for industrial applications. In general, alloy steels are more malleable to heat and mechanical treatment than carbon steels.
LEADRP offers a complete Alloy Steel CNC machining service and can produce custom Alloy Steel parts in various shapes and grades, including 4130, 4140, 4340, and more.
ABS is a plastic material with three main ingredients: acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. Each of these monomers imparts specific properties, making ABS terpolymer with robust features. ABS has good strength, toughness, and resistance to impact and temperature. It is easily molded and gives a high-quality glossy surface finish. This plastic polymer does not have a specific melting point.
LEADRP offers a complete ABS machining service and can produce custom ABS parts in various shapes and grades.
Benefits of CNC Turning
CNC turning machines are quick and precise, allowing for the efficient production of complex and specialized products. CNC turning has lots of advantages, including:
CNC turning requires less labor than traditional manual machining methods because it is a largely automated process. This minimizes the need for workers to monitor machines for long periods of time and reduces the risk of injuries associated with manual machining techniques. Every business seeks ways to reduce costs while maintaining quality. Businesses can improve their bottom line by utilizing CNC lathes, which provide significant cost savings. CNC lathes enable the efficient production of complex and specialized products because they work faster and more accurately.
When CNC machinery is used, safety is greatly improved. Because there is no bending or crouching required to operate the machines, ergonomic conditions for workers are greatly improved. This results in fewer workplace accidents and less fatigue, reducing the risk of human error in the turning process significantly.
CNC turning has made a significant impact on production speeds. With CNC machines, manufacturers can produce more parts in less time than they could with previous methods. The increased efficiency of CNC turning also means that manufacturers can reduce manpower needs and other costs while boosting productivity. In addition, automatic tool changes increase accuracy and reduce waste generated by human error in changing tools manually.
CNC machines have a high level of accuracy (within 0.0015″). Once a program is written, each part will come out exactly the same as the last one. The process can also be repeated with 100% consistency as many times as required.
CNC turning is ideal for producing cylindrical parts that require exceptional concentricity and precision.
CNC Machined Parts
CNC Machining Service
LEADRP has over 15 years of machining experience to produce CNC machined parts manufactured to your specifications. Our dedicated team will work with you throughout the design and production process to get you the parts you need at a cost that works for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
We accept 3D CAD files in STL, STP, STEP, OBJ IGS or IGES format and 2D drawings(jpg, png, gif, bmp, pdf) with dimensional details and specific manufacturing requirements.
We respond within 2 hours after your request. Princing quote will be send within 8 hours. If the quote is delayed, we will notify you as soon as possible.
Yes, master models are used to create silicone molds for vacuum casting and can be made from any rigid solid that can withstand heat up to 100 °C. Models used for CNC machining will be 3D scanned to create a CAD/CAM program for production.
Quality parts less than 1000pcs can be made in as fast as one week if you provide complete 2D and 3D CAD models. More complex parts requiring other special features will take longer. As for shipping, most of our shipments are via air freight, which can take 5-7 days from China to Europe or North America.
We respect your intellectual property. None of your information, images, files or likenesses will be shared with any third party, and it will not be used for any advertising, marketing, or promotional use without your explicit written authorization. If you would like to sign NDA agreement, please contact our team for support.
We follow the ISO/IATF standard and guarantee that we will rework the products or refund them if there are any quality problems. The full-dimensional report, material certification, or first article inspection are provided on request before order placement.