CNC turning is a production process for metals, but also for synthetic materials. Previously lathing was carried out manually on a lathe, nowadays a turning work piece is produced in an automated process on CNC turning machines. CNC stands for ‘Computerized Numerical Control’; CNC machines can therefore also produce turning work pieces with more complex shapes in an automated process with high repeat accuracy with the aid of the latest computer control technique.
Primarily round turning work pieces are processed and produced in classical turning. The latest technologies of CNC turning machines allow also provision of turning work pieces which were only produced on milling machine previously. If the turning work pieces are in the microscopic range, e.g. in medical technique, micro technique or the watch industry, these are called ‘décolletage’ (tiny turning work pieces).
CNC - turning and turning processes.
Depending on the site of processing on the work piece we refer to internal turning or external turning. Depending on the direction of feed we differentiate between transverse turning or longitudinal turning. Depending on the processing surface we refer to thread turning, rolling turning, cylindrical turning, profile turning, contour turning or face turning.
Our company uses predominantly modern, precise machines from the Californian manufacturer HAAS. With the comprehensive and varied machinery we are able to produce turning parts and milled parts with toothing completely from one source.
Single-spindle machines or multi-spindle machines guarantee economic production.
Efficiency due to rod loader
The automatic rod loader for Haas universal turning machines is characterised by a higher stiffness and vibration dampening due to welded sheet steel construction as well as a new system for ducting and a new central unit. This makes the rod loader the most stable loader in its class and it provides clearly shorter set up times when changing to other rod diameters. For you as a client this is an advantage to productivity which we pass on to you.
Cost reduction with high pressure
A cutter head programme with high pressure cooling lubricant system allows the use of precisely arranged coolant jets. Due to the mounting of the spray valves close to the cutting edge the jets remove the chip from the surface of the insert. The high pressure cooling increases the endurance by up to 50%.
High pressure cooling has important advantages
Many companies still use conventional cooling despite modern machines. High pressure cooling provides significant advantages with regard to productivity, quality of work pieces and endurance. In combination with respective tool concepts high pressure cooling (HPC/High Pressure Coolant) can in particular show its potential in work piece material that is difficult to machine.
In conventional cooling the coolant jet is directed coarsely to the processing area or this is completely flooded. There is more required for effective use of cooling lubricants: The coolant must be supplied under high pressure, exactly directed onto the contact zone between the cutting edge and the chip as well as with sufficient volume.
Redirect your productivity
You have no longer to choose between tool endurance and productivity with high pressure - both can be realised at the same time. With higher cutting speed, a longer tool endurance and an improved machining control a more effective production at lower cost is now possible.