CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) Machining is a means to remove material using high speed, precision machines that use a wide variety of cutting tools to create the final design, including vertical milling machines, horizontal milling machines, lathes, and lathes with live tooling. CNC turning is a process that uses a lathe where the part stock rotates while the cutting tools remain stationary. On a multi-axis CNC milling machine, the cutting tools move while the stock remains fixed. CNC turning with a live tooling lathe combines the capabilities of both CNC lathes and mills to dramatically decrease lead times and increase the amount of features that can be machined. While multi-axis and right angle mills can rapidly create complex geometric shapes, more complex cylindrical shapes can be more cost effectively manufactured using CNC turning with a live tooling lathe.
XOMETRY'S CNC TURNING: LATHE AND LIVE ACTION TOOLING
Dual Spindle Lathes with 32″ Swing
18″ Max Diameter
CNC Milling materials are available in metals and plastics. Material selection is critical in determining the overall functionality and cost of a part. The designer must define the material characteristics key to the part’s design – hardness, rigidity, chemical resistance, heat treatability, thermal stability, and so on. Xometry machines a wide variety of metal and plastic materials.
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