CNC Turning

CNC Turning

When you need precision CNC turned parts at the most competitive pricing, fast lead times, and without requirements for minimum order quantity, Teknic may match the capacity your project demands exactly. The instant manufacturability feedback offered by Teknic professional technological team allows to optimize your part designs for the CNC turning process and fulfill all requirements you need.

At Teknic, you can experience the incredible CNC lathe services and receive high-quality turned metal or plastic parts for rapid prototyping or small-to-large volume production. Start your project with an instant quote.

CNC turning (also known as CNC lathes) is a subtractive manufacturing process in which a stationary cutting tool removes material by making contact with the spinning workpiece to create the desired shape.

During processing, a blank bar of stock material is held in the chuck of the spindle and rotated with the spindle. Extreme precision and repeatability can be achieved under the control of computer instructions for the movement of the machinery.

When CNC turning rotates the workpiece in a chuck, it’s generally to create round or tubular shapes and achieve far more accurate rounded surfaces than CNC milling or other machining processes.

CNC Turning

Turning Typical Tolerances

The table below summarizes the recommended values and essential design considerations to help to improve cosmetic appearance, enhance part manufacturability, and lower overall production time.



Linear dimension +/- 0.025 mm
+/- 0.001 inch
Hole diameters (not reamed) +/- 0.025 mm
+/- 0.001 inch
Shaft diameters +/- 0.025 mm
+/- 0.001 inch
Part size limit 950 * 550 * 480 mm
37.0 * 21.5 * 18.5 inch

Available Surface Treatment Options
Surface finishes are applied after milling and can change the appearance, surface roughness, hardness and chemical resistance of the produced parts. Below are the mainstream surface finish types.

As machined Polishing Anodized Bead Blasting
Brushing Screen Printing Heat Treating Black Oxide
Powder Coating Painting Engraving Plating
Brushing Plating Passivating  

Why Choose Our Custom CNC Turning Service

Instant Quote

Get instant CNC quotes by simply uploading your design files.
We will quote the price in 24 hours.

Consistent High Quality

We strictly implement a quality management system to ensure consistent, expected quality on the products. Full inspections also make sure you receive precision machined parts devoid of unwanted defects.

Fast Lead Time

Not only do we have a digital CNC machining services platform that provides faster ordering process, we also own domestic workshops and state-of-the-art machinery to accelerate the production of your prototypes or parts.

24/7 Engineering Support

No matter where you are, you can get our 24/7 engineering support all year around. Our experienced engineer can provide you with the most appropriate solution to your part design, material selection, and surface finishing options and even lead time.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is CNC turning?

Turning involves a process where CNC lathes cut the bar of stock material into circular shapes. The workpiece is placed in the lathe and rotated while the tool removes the material until only the desired shape is left.
Turning is an ideal choice for producing cylindrical parts, mainly using round bar stock, but square and hexagonal ones can also be used.

2. What sort of parts can be manufactured by CNC turning?

CNC turning is a method for making symmetrical cylindrical parts. Typical examples are shafts, gears, knobs, tubes, etc. CNC turned parts are usually applied to various applications and industries like aerospace, medical, automotive, and other industries.

3. What the difference between CNC center and CNC laths?

CNC lathes are usually two-axis machines with only one spindle. Their production capacity is not high, and there is usually no protective casing around the machine. A CNC turning center is a more advanced version of a CNC lathe, with up to 5 axes and more general cutting capacity. They also provide the ability to produce larger volumes, often integrating milling, drilling, and other functions.

4. What is your machining capacity?

We can serve more than 10000 pcs of different prototypes monthly, no matter the part with simple or complex design. We own 60 CNC machines and have more than 20 experienced technical experts.

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