CNC Turning is a machining process, performed on a lathe or machining centre, where a component is manufactured or part-manufactured whilst being rotated. Generally, a non-rotary tool bit then addresses the rotational work piece to create a specific feature – this could be a certain surface texture, angle, curve, hole or thread. The process is controlled by computer numeration programmes generally entered by a setting operator which automatically controls the machine for the duration of the process.
Operations of CNC Turning Machines Found on Applegate
Adding a turning centre to a machining workshop will result in a substantial cost to a business. The cost of buying the machine, transportation, set-up, training and maintenance all have to be considered. A suitable and well-tested alternative is to outsource this work to a company that is already operational in this process and has the available capacity to complete the desired work. Outsourcing your turning requirements will lower costs without compromising the quality of the product.
If you have CNC requirements that you would like to outsource you can submit a Quotation Request to Applegate to determine the cost of manufacture. You can attach drawings, specifications, quantities and delivery deadlines if required.
If you require multiple suppliers for your project Applegate PRO can help, once you have submitted your request you can allow The Applegate PRO sourcing team to identify and invite up to 5 other business to quote on your project.