Multi-Axis Turning

At ATD Precision, we offer precision-machining services to local, national, and global customers across a wide range of industries. Our broad selection of machining capabilities and value-added services enables us to produce custom-machined components and assemblies to various specifications and standards. One of our core service offerings is multi-axis CNC turning.

Multi-Axis CNC Turning Centers

 

Our CNC Turning Capabilities

Equipped with state-of-the-art CNC turning centers, our team can handle our customers’ most challenging machining projects. These versatile work centers feature live tooling, double spindles, and multi-axis (up to five axes) capabilities, which enable us to turn and mill components in the same operation. They are also arranged in cells to maximize efficiency for parts requiring multiple sequences. Other equipment capabilities include large swing lathes, automatic bar feeders, tool life management, and machine vision cameras.
 
CNC Turning Capabilities
This equipment allows us to offer the following CNC turning capabilities: 

  • Materials: aluminum, steel, and stainless steel; exotic and precious metals; plastic polymers
  • Maximum Part Size: from bar: 76.2 mm (3 in.) diameter x 1016 mm (40 in.); from blank: 254 mm (10 in.) diameter x 1016 mm (40 in.)
  • Minimum Tolerance: ±.0001 in.
  • Manufacturing Capacity: prototype to production volumes

Examples of typical CNC turned components include: 

  • Gears
  • Knobs
  • Pins
  • Shafts
  • Spacers
  • Tubes
  • Valves
  • Other cylindrical parts with rotational symmetry

Ready to get started? Request a quote today!

What Is CNC Turning?

CNC turning is a subtractive manufacturing process that uses computer software to control the movement of the cutting tool and the rotation of the workpiece. During CNC turning operations, the workpiece is secured by a chuck and rotated, while the cutting tool is mounted on a slide or turret and fed toward it. As the tool moves across the surface of the workpiece, it removes material to achieve the desired shape and size.

Advantages of CNC Turning

Compared to other manufacturing methods, CNC turning offers several advantages, such as:

  • Higher accuracy and precision. Since the CNC turning process uses computer software to control the operation of the manufacturing equipment, it is highly repeatable. As a result, CNC turned components generally meet extremely tight tolerances with little to no variation, even in orders of thousands of pieces
  • Faster production speeds. The use of computer software also allows CNC turning operations to be performed much faster than manual turning operations without sacrificing product or process quality, which means high-volume orders can be fulfilled in less time.
  • Greater design flexibility. The CNC turning process can handle a variety of component designs when set up properly. For example, it can easily create asymmetrical features that would normally require additional sequences, which helps increase production speed and efficiency.

Partner With ATD Precision for Your Precision CNC Turning Needs

Looking for a partner for your next CNC turning project? Turn to the precision machining experts at ATD Precision! By choosing us, you benefit from our: 

  • Extensive experience. We’ve provided precision machining and manufacturing services for over 50 years. This experience gives us the knowledge and skills to produce highly challenging machined components. 
  • Vast manufacturing capabilities. We have a 45,000-square foot manufacturing facility that houses a multitude of advanced machining equipment, which provides us with the tools we need to create nearly any machined part or assembly our customers require.
  • Broad range of services. In addition to our machining capabilities, we offer a variety of value-added services to ensure that our customers receive components that fully meet their specifications and standards. From machining to finishing to assembly, we can serve as a one-stop shop for all machined-component needs. 

If you’re ready to get started on your project, request a quote today. We provide precision-machining services to local customers within the Rochester and greater New York area, as well as to customers across the United States and around the world.

Specifications

Machining ProcessesMilling
Drilling
Boring
Contour Turning
Form Turning
Taper Turning
Straight Turning
External Threading
Internal Threading
Tapping
Thread Milling
Internal Forming
Knurling
Gear Hobbing
Broaching
Counterboring
Countersinking
Pocketing
Profiling
Reaming
Parting/Cutting
Facing
Spline Cutting
EquipmentEngine Lathe
Turret Lathe
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe
Tracer Lathe
Equipment CapabilitiesComputer Numerical Control (CNC)
Large Swing Lathe
Bar Feed
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Design Services
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Programming Services
Reverse Engineering
Milling
Multi-Spindle (4/5/6/8)
Machinery Axis3
4
5
6
Live Tooling
FixturingThree‐Jaw Chuck
Four‐Jaw Chuck
Pallets
In‐House Fixturing and Tooling
Maximum Part Diameter12 in
Maximum Part Length40 in
Maximum Part Width20 in
Diameter (Outer/Inner) Tolerance (±)0.0001 in
0.0025 m
TolerancePrecision
InspectionCoordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)
Gauges
Inline
Laser
Magnetic
Magnetic Particle
On‐Stream
Parts Sorting
Penetrant
Robotic
Ultrasonic
Video
Visual
Third Party
Materials (Metals)Aluminum
Brass
Bronze Alloys
Carbide
Carbon Steel
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
Lead
Magnesium
Nickel
Stainless Steel
Stellite (Hardfacing)
Tin
Titanium
Tungsten
Zinc
Alloy Steel
Materials (Exotic and Precious Metals)Inconel®
Invar®
Iridium
Kovar®
Molybdenum
Monel®
Niobium
Palladium
Platinum
Silver
Superalloys
Tantalum
Materials (Plastic Polymers)Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Acetal
Acrylic
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics
Nylon
Phenolic
Polyamide‐Imide
Polycarbonate
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
Polyetherimide
Polyethylene
Polyphenylene Sulfide
Polypropylene
Polystyrene
Polysulphone
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
Materials (Other Materials)Ceramic
Fiberglass
Glass
Polyester
Secondary Services OfferedAssembly
Deep Hole Drilling
Threading
Pressing
Welding
Plating
Passivating
Etch and Chromating
Heat Treating
Centerless Grinding
Anodizing
Laser Marking
Metal Finishing
Production VolumePrototype
Low Volume
High Volume
Blanket Orders
Lead TimesQuoted on Job by Job Basis
Rush Services Available

Additional Information

Industry FocusAdvertising
Aerospace
Agricultural and Farming
Architecture
Auto/Truck/Transportation
Automation
Automotive
Biomedical
Biopharmaceutical
Biotechnology
Building and Construction
Chemical
Commercial
Communications
Computer and Electronics
Construction
Consumer Goods
Cosmetics
Cryogenic
Dairy
Dental
Defense Industry
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Electrical
Electronics
Government
Heavy Equipment
Highway Department of Transportation (DOT)
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Hydraulics
Ice Making
Industrial
Injection Molding
Laboratory
Natural Gas (NG)
Machine Tools
Machinery
Manufacturing
Marine
Material Handling and Processing
Medical
Medical Devices
Military
Molding
Municipal
Nano Technology Manufacturing
Oil and Gas Pipeline
Optical
Packaging
Plumbing
Pneumatics
Power Generation Alternative Energy
Printing and Publishing
Process Gases
Pulp and Paper
Pulp Manufacturing
Pumps
Railroad
Robotics
Semiconductor
Specialty Machinery
Telecommunications
Textile
Tool and Die
Transportation
Waste Management
Appliance
Firearms
Food Production
Food Handling
Food Processing
Food and Beverage
Fracking
Genetics
Heavy Truck
Laundry
Liquid Propane
Mining
Nuclear
Petrochemical
Pharmaceutical
Recreational
Retail
Vacuum Electronics
Industry StandardsANSI (American National Standards Institute)
AS (Aerospace Industry Standard)
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
AWS (American Welding Society)
CSA (Canadian Standards Association)
DOT (Department of Transportation)
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
Mil-Spec (Military Specifications)
NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program)
QS (QS is a quality standard developed by the Automotive Industries)
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances (Compliant))
SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
TS (Technical Specifications, used with ISO)
ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations)
EfficiencyLights Out Manufacturing
Lean Manufacturing
File FormatsAlphaCAM (AMD, ATD)
AutoCAD (DWG, DWZ)
BMP (Bit Mapped Graphics)
Catia (CATDrawing,CATPart)
Delcam (DGK, DMT)
DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format)
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI File Format.)
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
IronCAD (ICD, ICS)
JPG or JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
PDES (Product Data Exchange using STEP, Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data. A standard format for exchanging data between advanced CAD and CAM programs.)
PDF (Portable Document Format)
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
SolidEdge (DFT)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)
STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data)
SurfCam (DSN)
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
TurboCAD (TCW, TCX)
Unigraphics (PRT)
SAT (3D ACIS Model File)

 

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