Turning is the part of the basic machining process. It is generally used to remove the work price material with the help of the cutting tool. By using the turning process, we can produce different types of products. The turning operation is carried out on the lathe machine.
Turning is used to produce typically rotational and axis-symmetric parts that have amenities like threads, holes, tapers ad various types of diameter steps. This process requires a turning machine or lather, workpiece, fixture, and cutting tool. The workpiece is a piece of pre-shaped material that is secured to the fixture, which itself attached to the turning machine and allowed to rotate at fast speeds.
How many steps involved in the turning process?
Loading and Unloading time: Mainly the load time depends upon the weight size, type of fixtures and complexity of the workpiece material. Total time required for unloading the machine is known as loading and unloading time.
Cut time: In this part, the cutting tool is used to perform all the cutting operations on the workpiece. The cutting time can be calculated by dividing the total cut length and the feed rate. The tool speed is related to the workpiece.
Ideal time: This time is also known as the non-productive time. In the process cycle, if one of the machine operations comes to an end and waiting for another tool or work material process to begin, the difference time is considered an ideal time.
Turning is used to produce rotational, typically, axis-symmetric, parts that have many features, such as threads, tapers, and even contoured surfaces. Parts that are fabricated completely through turning often include components that are used in enough quantities, perhaps for prototypes, such as custom-designed shafts and fasteners.
Let’s discuss cutting parameters
In the turning process, the speed and motion of the cutting tool are specified through several parameters. These parameters are selected for each operation depends upon the workpiece material, tool material, tool size and more. They are the following:
- Cutting feed
- Spindle speed
- Feed rate
- Axial depth of cut
- The radial depth of cut
Types of CNC Machines Turned parts
- Steel turned parts
- Stainless Steel Turned Parts
- Brass Turned parts
- Aluminum Turned Parts
- Plastic Turned Parts
Many turned parts manufacturers offers the total CNC turning and CNC machined component solution for all your requirements. The tooling cost for machining is calculated by the total number of cutting tools required and the unit price for each tool. The unit price of a tool is affected by the type of tool, size, and material and the turned parts manufacturers take special care it.