CNC Turning Service

At Lori, we have a large CNC lathe and turning center workshop, which can provide you with high quality CNC turning services, as well as the most competitive price and delivery cycle. These CNC turning machines are hybrid machines that combine the best features of lathes and milling machines to provide true 4 axis machining, thereby providing greater efficiency and more complex geometry in your projects. Our on-demand manufacturing platform can provide high quality metal or plastic turning parts for your rapid prototyping or low to large volume production.

What is CNC Turning?

CNC lathes, also known as live tool lathes, are ideal for cutting any symmetrical cylindrical or spherical part. The action of cutting workpiece on CNC lathe is called turning, which is a part of CNC lathe machining. CNC lathe machining is mainly used for turning the rotating part. Lathes are mainly used for machining shaft, disc, sleeve, radius, inner hole, thread and other part with rotary surface. CNC turning is used for any rotational symmetrical shape to quickly remove material while retaining excellent surface finish, sometimes without post-processing.

CNC turining materials

While any solid, stable material can be turned, we have a standard selection of raw material , we have more than 50 kinds of production grade plastic and metal materials suitable for various parts applications and industries. Turned parts material include hard plastics and aluminum, various steels, titanium, magnesium, brass, copper and other alloys.


How CNC Turning Works

CNC lathe machines use subtraction to create the desired shape. After creating the G code, load the blank bar of raw material into the chuck of the lathe’s spindle. The chuck holds the workpiece in place while the spindle spins. When the spindle reaches its maximum speed, the stationary tool is brought into contact with the workpiece to remove the material until the desired geometry is achieved. Many operations can be performed on a live tooling lathe, including threading,facing, knurling, drilling, boring, reaming, and taper turning. Different operations require the replacement of tools and can increase the cost and set up time. After all machining operations are completed, parts are cut from stock for further post-processing. The CNC lathe can then be repeated with almost no set time.


Industries that use CNC Turning

CNC lathes are versatile and can be set up for relatively hands-free production, which makes cnc turning very suitable for for many industries including aerospace and defense, automobiles, consumer electronics, energy, medical, robotics and research and development.


Projects take flight with drone, aircraft interior and wiring organization components


Kick production into overdrive with a range of auto applications


The latest home goods and appliances take shape here


Support for both national and personal defense projects


Essential parts for an endless range of applications


Essential parts for an endless range of applications

CNC Machining Guidelines

Reducing Machining Costs

Understand more information about how key design and material considerations can reduce your machining costs

Threaded holes on machining parts

Our CNC machining service makes it easy to add threaded features to milled and turned parts. View the available threading options.


Design guide

Our design guidelines for CNC turning are to help improve the manufacturability of parts, improve appearance, and reduce overall production time.

Rapid Tooling

Since CNC can be applied to almost any material, it is ideal for rapid machining, that is, the creation of fixtures or moulds.

Rapid Prototyping

The range of materials available, the low cost units, and the speed of production make CNC a great choice for prototypes.

End-use production

High quality finish, rich material selection and precise tolerances make CNC an ideal technology for end-use parts.

Ready to Start Your CNC Turning Project?

We can provide you with a range of finishing services for your choice and quality assurance. Please contact us and send us your 3D or CAD drawings, we will provide you with a quick quotation.