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CNC Lathe Turning

2 Axis & Live Tool 

Features and threaded holes from any direction parallel or perpendicular to the turning axis. 

CNC Lathe Turning

Use our CNC turning service to create precision shafts, threads, and tapers - with machined features on indexed faces. Indexing around the z-axis allows for better global tolerance with access to many sides of the part in a single setup. 

General Capabilities

Tight Tolerance Features

Metals: 

Plastics: 

+/- 0.025mm (0.001in)

+/- 0.05mm (0.002in)

Tolerance Between Setups

Metals: 

Plastics: 

+/- 0.13mm (0.005in)

+/- 0.15mm (0.006in)

Feature Location

Milled features are allowed anywhere indexed around the rotation axis or perpendicular to the face of the part. The limit is 4x the diameter of the cutter used to form the feature to the floor of the feature.

Floor Contours and Fillets

Following surfaces, 3D contours, and angled surfaces are allowed within the Feature Location limits. 

Part Size

Length

Minimum: 

Maximum: 

20mm (0.45in)

5:1 or 5x Diameter

Major Diameter

Minimum: 

Maximum: 

4mm (0.45in)

155mm (6.00in)

Minor Diameter

Minimum: 

0.75mm (0.03in)

Features

Internal Corner Radius

Minimum: 

Radius To Depth Max: 

1.0mm (0.04in)

8:1 [6:1 Recommended]

Grooves

<6mm Minimum Width: 

<6mm Maximum Depth:

>6mm Minimum Width: 

>6mm Maximum Depth:

1.5mm (0.06in)

2:1 [1:1 Recommended]

6mm (0.06in)

4:1 [3:1 Recommended]

Walls

Minimum Thickness: 

Height To Thickness: 

1.5mm (0.059in)

4:1 or 4x Height

Embossed Detail

Minimum Height: 

Minimum Width:

1mm (0.040in)

1mm (0.040in)

Holes Thru and Blind

Minimum Diameter: 

Depth To Diameter Max: 

1.5mm (0.087in)

4:1 or 4x Depth

Threads

Minimum Metric: 

Minimum SAE UNC: 

Internal Depth Max: 

External Depth Max:

M1.2

#4-40

3:1 or 3x Diameter

10:1 or 10x Diameter

Thread Lead-In and Outs

Frontside Chamfer

Backside Relief

> Minor Diameter of Thread

2x Thread Pitch

Materials

Metals

  • 4140 Steel

  • 303 Stainless Steel

  • 6061-T6 Aluminum

  • C360 Brass
     

Plastics

  • Acetal

  • Polycarbonate

  • PMMA (Acrylic)