CNC turning centers and lathe machinery look are the same, but they usually refer to slightly different machine tools. Lathes can usually only turn, while turning centers can be more advanced. These machines can perform end face, thread, knurling, drilling, boring, reaming, and taper turning. Horizontal CNC lathes are more common, while vertical machine tools use gravity. CNC turning centers can benefit from predictive maintenance.
Computer numerical control (CNC) turning is a subtractive machining process where a cutting tool is placed against a spinning piece to take material off. This is usually done with a CNC lathe or turning center which cuts the material including wood, metal, and plastic. This article will cover the different types of CNC lathes, their components, and which type you could use for your next project.
Lico CNC Lathe Machinery Co., Ltd was established with more than 40 years of accumulated industry experience. It has been engaged in the manufacture of cam automatic lathes for 20 years, and its products are sold all over the world. All types of machinery are made of precision, ultra-high function, durable, suitable for mass production. All parts are interchangeable and easy to maintain.
A CNC machining center is a kind of CNC machining machine which has had many other functions added. Combining milling, boring, drilling, tapping, and threading functions into one machine, enables a machining center to perform multiple processes.
In the manufacturing application of digital technology, CNC machining has been focusing on the improvement of the precision and accuracy of material processing, as well as the improvement of the operating process, so that most production processes can be completed on one machine, thereby improving overall production and efficiency, and reducing costs.