CNC Turning Services

Equipped with live tooling, KLH provides CNC turning services capable of receiving a solid chunk of raw material and - without any operator handling - can turn, mill, drill, bore, engrave, tap, and thread a ready-to-ship, finished product.

With chucks on the main and sub spindles, KLH CNC turns and CNC machines across the entire Z-axis. Since the part is never removed from the machine, features on each end of the part remain in relation to each other.

CNC Turning Capabilities

+/- 0.0003” TOLERANCE
Typical tolerance, but can vary due to size & type of material.
LIVE TOOLING
Performs up to 12 different CNC milling operations while in the lathe.
25” DIA X 80” WORK ENVELOPE
Suitable for long or large CNC turning parts and projects.
Y-AXIS MILLING OPERATIONS
Expands the range of CNC milling operations, creating a true 4th axis.
ALL METALS/ALLOYS
Turn or machine all metals and certain types of plastics.
MULTIPLE SPINDLE
Turn/mill a complete part in one setup, while maintaining feature relationships.

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When to CNC Turn

CNC turning is best suited for parts with diameters. With secondary CNC milling operations, the final part can have a variety of shapes or features. Parts with any diameter are potentially suitable for KLH’s turn/mill machine, including knobs, pulleys, bellows, flanges, shafts, and bushings.

Turn/mill centers are extremely efficient for small to large-sized, high volume contract manufacturing. Features such as a bar feeder, part catcher, and chip conveyor all maximize run time.

About CNC Turning

CNC turning machines, or lathes, spin the material so that when a cutting tool is applied, it produces a part with rotational symmetry. Modern CNC turning centers are considered to be turn/mill machines, as they can perform secondary operations similar to those of a CNC milling machine. Turn/mill centers also contain tool changers, but in general, these milling operations have less machining power than a standalone milling machine.

  • Can KLH handle high volume or production runs?
  • Absolutely, KLH has a turning center for almost any high volume scenario. Several turn/mill centers are equipped with live tooling, or motorized turrets capable of independently rotating tools. Turning centers with multiple spindles can even turn and mill geometry on both ends of a part.
  • Do you do hard turning or hard threading?
  • Yes, KLH has experience producing precision tolerances on hardened steels. KLH also offers hard milling services.