Computer numerical control (CNC) turning minimizes the opportunity for human error and is able to produce parts that have been machined with a margin of error of less than 0.001 inch. Read More…
H & R Screw Machine Products, Inc.Reed City, CA | 231-832-2356
H & R Screw Machine Products-ISO 9001-certified manufacturer of high-volume screw machine products for many industries. We also produce CNC turned parts and provide machining of customer supplied castings, forgings and stampings.$$$
Thuro Metal Products, Inc.Brentwood, NY | 800-238-3929
It is Thuro’s mission to be the leading choice for screw machine parts, and to offer our products at the highest quality and the lowest cost. Our team members dedicate themselves to ensuring that our customers receive the perfect part on time, every time.$$$
Pacific West America, Inc.Calabasas, CA | 866-317-0208
Based out of California, Pacific West America, Inc. (PWA) is a metal fabrication company. We focus most of our efforts on swiss screw machining, stampings, and precision parts, and our electronics division makes products such as cable assemblies, connectors, circuit boards and membrane switches. We create our products using a variety of CNC controlled machines, processes and robotics. Such processes ensure that our products have all of the qualities our customers require, such as close tolerances, high durability, complex dimensions.$$$
GrovTec MachiningWood Village, OR | 503-557-4689
Since 2006, GrovTec has been designing and manufacturing a high-quality line of gun accessories with contract manufacturing capabilities. With 10 CNC machines, our contract manufacturing capability can match any high-performing company in the Northwest. Our CNC Machining capabilities include CNC Swiss, CNC Lathing, Multi Spindle Screw production, CNC Milling, Single Spindle Screw production, and production of a wide array of mechanical assemblies. Visit our website to find about more about what GrovTec can help you accomplish.$$$
GROOV-PIN CORPLincoln Park, NJ | 973-628-0002
Established in 1926, the Groov-Pin Corporation was founded in the spirit of innovation. We manufactured and distributed original, patented fastener solutions. Today, our product lines include threaded inserts, grooved pins, and precision-turned components engineered for aerospace, defense, agricultural, medical, and power distribution applications.$$$
Alpha Omega Swiss, Inc.Yorba Linda, CA | 714-692-8009
Alpha Omega Swiss is a manufacturer of screw machine parts and products, Swiss screw machine products and turned parts and products. We design quality screw machine products for many industries such as the medical, dental, defense and many more.$$$
Precision turned parts are cylindrical and machined from aluminum, titanium, brass, stainless steel, copper, polycarbonate, nylon and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Though cylindrical, these parts have many variations; for instance, the general shape may be contoured, fillet, tapered or pointed. They may receive a smooth finishing or be given a textured surface. Precision turning is critical for many parts to guarantee that they fit together and will function correctly; in some applications, even a small flaw or error can throw off the whole system, wasting valuable time and money.
Parts that are machined to very precise specifications will perform to higher standards. The demand for top quality parts is high; precision turning is an important process for parts such as rods, shafts, hubs, pulleys, bushings, couplings, housing, flanges, nozzles, tools and more. Precision turned parts are used in applications across many industries including the automotive, commercial, electronics, petroleum, defense, aerospace, marine and construction industries.
Precision turning is a fairly simple process. Computer-controlled turning is performed in machine shops. A round, square or hexagonal blank called a workpiece is attached to spindles on the machine that hold it firmly in place. The blank begins to spin and as it rotates, multiple automated cutting, drilling, notching and knurling tools attached to the machine apply the appropriate amount of pressure to shear away the material. The tools are powered by a motor located at the machine's base that acts as the power source for all operations.
These motors vary in horsepower in accordance with the size of the machine, the necessary speed and the material of the workpiece. Smoothing and finishing is completed and the part is removed from the machine. There is one major difference between turned and milled parts. During the machining process, turned parts are rotated and a stationary tool is applied whereas milled parts are held stationary while a tool rotates. There are two main pieces of equipment used to produce precision turned parts: screw machines or lathes. Both work in similar ways and are generally computer operated.
Screw machines have multiple spindles, which allows for the simultaneous machining of several parts. Lathes use a single spindle and a drill bit to cut away unnecessary material. CNC turning machines are quickly replacing conventional machines that require an operator with high levels of skill, knowledge and experience.