CNC LATHE TURN MILLING
4 AXIS MILLING CAPABILITY
Complex milled features & geometries can be achieved on parts up to 8″ diameter & 12″ length
Mill-Turn technology with live tooling allows boring, drilling, knurling, tapping, grooving & more in one operation
SWISS LATHE VS. TURN MILL
Parts up to 2.5″ can be bar fed on the turn mill for greater cost economy
Parts under 1.25″ with medium to high volume may be a better fit for Swiss lathe technology
Larger part diameters and/or short run or prototype parts might be a good fit for our Haas Turn Milling technology
Larger part sizes over 2.5″ can be milled if hand chucked, which may contribute to price.
What’s the difference between turning & milling?
A traditional turning lathe holds material & rotates it at speed while a cutting tool is applied & removes portions of material, usually generating cylindrical shapes.
As opposed to turning where the part material spins at speed and a static tool is applied, in milling the part stays stationary while a rotating tool is applied to remove excess material. Simply stated, if the part is spinning in the machining process, that’s turning. If the tool is spinning and the part is stationary, that is milling.