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CAD/CAM Software 1440 Lathe Accesories

The 1440 CNC Lathe has the ability to revert to manual control quickly and efficiently, eliminating the need to write a CNC program for short runs. At the same time, its advanced CNC capabilities transform complex turning applications into simple designs that can be programmed and executed accurately many times over on production runs.

  • Versatile machine that instantly converts from CNC to Manual mode
  • 40" Distance between centers with 14" swing over bed
  • Full 2 Axis coordinated motion control on bipolar motors – True interpolation
  • Home Reference sensors on the X & Z Axis
  • 3 HP main spindle motor
  • CNC Masters custom software is included
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CNC Lathe 1440 Turning Center

CNC Masters' CNC lathe 1440 Turning Center

This CNC Lathe instantly converts back to all its original manual modes.

Improving production is critical to business growth, as well as to the survival of companies with a limited budget and looming deadlines. Having a turn-key solution that keeps the machining applications in-house is vital for any company looking to keep costs low without sacrificing exceptional quality.

Most machinists prefer the look and feel of a manual lathe, especially if it is turn-key, easy to use, and most importantly, if the machine can begin turning their parts the same day it arrives. CNC Masters is pleased to introduce our own brand of CNC lathe technology. By combining what machinists look for in a manual lathe together with the perks of CNC, our 1440 CNC Lathe and CNC 1340 Lathe were made to address the needs of businesses, hobbyists, and institutions looking for their own turning center.

The unique design of a conventional manual lathe, with the power of automation technology through CNC, allows any user to quickly machine their applications without advanced CNC training. Now, entrepreneurs can turn their own prototypes in-house without having to give away the product idea to another shop.

R&D engineers no longer have to wait for parts to complete their designs. Also, novices who are completely new to lathe machining now have the ability to learn how to use the machine while slowly easing into CNC mode of operation. Now, a one-man machine shop overwhelmed with chamfering applications can use the CNC 1440 Lathe or 1340 Lathe to create a small toolpath program to drive the X and Z axes many times over, simply with the click of a mouse.

CNC Masters' CNC 1440 turning center is a gear head, mid-size lathe made for primary or secondary CNC machining applications. It is designed to deliver the performance of a true CNC turning center without taking up the floor space of larger, expensive CNC machines, which require highly-skilled, trained machinists.

The CNC Masters 1440 Lathe is a great purchase for manufacturing plants, machine shops, research institutions, colleges, universities, high schools, and engineers who need to quickly prototype their parts, or one-man operations who need to turn hundreds of the same part in their home shop through CNC. Our 1440 CNC Lathe machine is a great investment for business owners who want to save money by turning and facing their own parts instead of outsourcing the order.

As an added benefit, the CNC 1440 Lathe can fit in areas where space is limited. Despite its smaller size, it can machine almost any application within 14" on the swing or 8" over the cross slide, and 34.50" on the carriage travel.

The 1440 Lathe is held to the same standard as all of our other products. Always manufactured with the user in mind, CNC Masters has committed to producing an elite product, and it shows in the design and construction of the CNC 1440 turning center. Space-efficient and powerful, this lathe will become a great asset to any shop or production facility.

With this product, we offer a superior CNC turning center, and we are confident that our customers will quickly agree and confirm this claim. Its ease of use is perfect for novice machinists, but thanks to the flexibility of the machine, experts in CNC will also be able to use the 1440 CNC lathe with fantastic results.

In addition, whenever our customers purchase a CNC Masters product, it comes with the excellent customer service that has made us a leader in the industry. When the CNC Masters name is attached to a machine or machining accessory, we strive to give the best support we can offer by keeping lines of communication open with all of our customers. We always welcome our customers to contact us with any questions at any point during the operation or maintenance of the lathe. We value our customers and the relationships we build.

As is the case with all of our products, our 1440 Lathe will deliver superior performance at a lower price than our competitors. To further help our customers, we also offer financing for our products. Contact us directly – or use our online form – to get yours right away.


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Leveraging CNC: How the 1440 CNC Lathe Will Make You Money

The CNC 1440 Lathe is an ideal machine for the self-starting entrepreneur who needs to keep an eye on development and operating costs. This solid machine has been built with both experienced and novice users in mind and has been reasonably priced to allow most business owners to begin performing their own in-house creations.

The advantage to owning and operating your own CNC lathe is multi-faceted. First, you can determine the priorities of your work flow to ensure that production occurs when you want it to. Secondly, there is no need to worry about meetings and follow ups to ensure that an outside firm knows precisely what you want to create. Most importantly, you can keep your ideas within your own company without being concerned that your latest project is revealed to the public or competitors before you are ready to bring it to market.

Like its cousin, the 1350 CNC lathe, 1440 CNC lathe is surprisingly easy to learn and use. Its ability to integrate with the proper software and the incredibly easy to learn software application means that you can be up and running the very day it arrives at your shop. Its compact structure also means that you can easily designate a working area for your new tool that will not require the creation of a new work space.

Perhaps best of all is that the CNC 1440 turning center is very competitively priced and easy to purchase. CNC Masters also offers excellent and reasonable financing options so that even business owners on a tight budget can get started and begin creating products that will quickly pay for the entire CNC 1440 lathe within a very short time.

If you're considering other machines to help you produce prototypes and completed products, we also carry a diverse array of CNC mills for you to choose from. Depending on your budget and required features, we can definitely provide you with the best products that fit your needs.

Contact CNC Masters now to get your production line in motion and watch the profits roll in. With the support and expertise of CNC Masters standing behind you, you will find a significant improvement to your bottom line in no time at all!

The CNC 1440 Lathe has the ability to revert to manual control quickly and efficiently, eliminating the need to write a CNC program for short runs. At the same time, its advanced CNC capabilities transform complex turning applications into simple designs that can be programmed and executed accurately many times over on production runs.
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The CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe Features

  • Designed to work with 32 or 64 bit operating systems: Windows 8, 7, or Windows XP Pro with SP3 through your standard USB port.
  • Powerful size 34 Z-axis micro-stepper motor within 1500 in/oz of torque to drive the carriage, and X-axis micro-stepper motor within 600 in/oz of torque to drive the cross slide. Stronger torque coupled with micro-stepping motion allows the CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe to perform accurately without losing steps.
  • The minimum possible motion is .0002" with a minimum speed of 0.5" per minute. The maximum speed is 100" per minute on your Rapid Settings with ramp down effect to keep the machine from jerking.
  • Full 2 Axis coordinated motion control on bipolar motors--far superior over unipolar technology when it comes to torque and power. True Interpolation.
  • Standard hand-wheels on each axis for manual option machining with carriage axis motor disengage feature to retain full manual control exactly like a standard conventional 1440 lathe.
  • X & Z Axes Zero Backlash Ball Screws with pre-loaded ball nuts to eliminate play on the cross slide and carriage travel, and provides precision machining. These custom-made precision ball screws allow for precision turning, facing, chamfering, threading, and even milling and grinding operations.
  • X & Z Direct Drives--no timing belts to adjust. This results in smoother operations and ensures accuracy unlike pulley and belt drive methods which can cause the belt to buckle causing inaccurate results. This unique design of direct drive keeps the user from having the need to change the belt or adjust as it wears down.
  • Computer Controlled Variable Spindle Speed, save time without having to change gears and program your spindle's speed in the Master Software through G-codes, simple english conversational commands, or on/off with your PC mouse.
  • Encoder installed at the spindle for true positioning and computer control, making internal and external threading applications easy on CNC without needing to mechanically change gears and manually change levers on the lathe.
  • Home Reference Sensors on the X & Z which saves your home/zero position as the first line of your program. This feature allows you to quickly return to the home position on any program without having to manually zero your two axes again.
  • Limit Switches on both extreme ends of each axis allowing you to confidently test your program without having to worry about an axis travel to its end and causing extreme damage to the machine. This also includes a sliding safety kill switch to prevent carriage travel from jogging too close to the spindle, a switch on the tailstock, a kill switch on the chuck guard, and footbrake.
  • Run your tool path from any line on your program
  • Easy to Use Jogging Features and Feed Control by pc mouse or keyboard
  • Jog-Input (Teach Mode) Command automatically writes each line of your toolpath as you manually jog each axis by pc mouse, keyboard, or the optional hand held remote control joystick to save as a program for repeat use.
  • Software Power Feed capabilities on X & Z with one click of the pc mouse for exact relative driving distance.
  • Hooks up to your PC, comes pre-built from the factory, and is completely tested before shipping out.
  • Pre-engineered for you when it comes to pitch and resolution. No axis or motor tuning needed at setup. No additional parameters set-up required. Display resolution is 0.0001 micro-stepping travel. Just start using it.
  • Run files from popular CAD-CAM softwares that produce standard G-Codes such as Mastercam, Surfcam, etc to machine intricate and detailed parts
  • Easy guide window to create threading applications for any size pitch
  • Easily build a file of commands to turn simple parts without the need to learn to use a CAD-CAM program.
  • Digital Read Out Display of your X & Z counters on your computer screen in INCHES or METRIC using your PC mouse, keyboard, or our optional Hand Held Remote Lathe Control.
  • Machine materials such as wax, wood, plastic, aluminum, brass, copper, steel, and stainless steel, and much more.
  • CNC controller is built inside the electrical box mounted behind the headstock
  • Can add computer control coolant, quick change wedge type tool post, and shield guard from our line of accessories to the CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe.
  • Easy user-friendly setup for any beginner or experienced machinist. Easy to learn and operate. See our testimonials.
  • Backed up by our CNC MASTERS ONE YEAR WARRANTY or extend it for two more years.
  • Unlimited "life-long" operational Tech Support step-by-step trouble shooting and walk-through process by email or phone support Monday-Friday PST during normal business hours for as long as your company owns the lathe.
  • Easy to repair, replace parts, and maintain unlike costly servo systems which need to be serviced.
  • Free Master Software Updates for as long as the hardware can support it
  • Discounted Prices for Existing Customers of CNC MASTERS.

The CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe Specifications




Swing Over Bed


355.6 MM

Swing Over Cross Slide


203.2 MM

Cross Slide Travel


152.4 MM

Carriage Travel


876.3 MM

Distance between Centers


1016 MM

Length of Bed


1676.4 MM

Width of Bed


187.3 MM

Hole thru spindle


38.1 MM

Tailstock Spindle Travel


101.6 MM

Swing Over Gap


508 MM

Width of Gap


206.375 MM

Top Tool Slide Travel


95.25 MM

Headstock Spindle Taper


Spindle Nose Mount


Tailstock Spindle Taper


Range of Spindle Speed

8 SPEEDS 70-2000

Lead Screw Diameter


Feed Rod Diameter


Thread Per Inch of Lead Screw


Thread Cutting Range

4-112 TPI (Min 10 TPI on CNC Mode)

Max 2.5 mm Thread Pitch

Main Spindle Motor

3 HP

Net Weight (approx)


Coolant Tank (Tailstock Stand)

10 QTS (option)

Crate Size for shipping (approx)


2235.2 x 1016 x 1625.6

Machine Foot Print / Floor Space

84"x 37"

2133 x 939.8

Machine Power Requirements

CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe

110VAC dedicated circuit with a NEMA 5-15R

208, 220 to 240 VAC, single phase with ground @ 15 amp service required

The Masters 1440 Lathe Tolerances


+/- 0.003" in 12" (+/- 0.00025 per inch)


within 0.0005"


0.0002" (or .01 mm) of linear motion on the X,Y, and Z

NOTE: The CNC Control Unit is available in either 110 or 220VAC models. The 110 VAC model will be shipped unless otherwise requested.

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The CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe Control Unit

The CNC Masters 1440 Lathe Control Unit is a microcomputer based micro-stepper motor driver with 2 axis interpolation capabilities manufactured in Irwindale CA USA. The controller accepts motion commands directly from the Master control software running locally on your host computer through a standard USB port. The Control Unit is housed within an electrical box mounted behind the headstock of the lathe eliminating the need for a separate stand or third-party controller systems. Pop-Out E-Stop with Jog Switch, Spindle Jog Control and Power Switch are mounted at the face of the headstock for easy access. Other optional outputs are the coolant control and hand held joystick control. The optional Coolant Control can be operated by a manual switch also located at the face of the headstock, or by CNC mode. The controller requires 115VAC @ 5 amps for normal operations. Our in house engineers stand ready to provide COMPLETE support for your CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe, CONTROLLER and SOFTWARE. Simply contact us by PHONE OR EMAIL.

Upon request for international orders, we will convert the VAC on the Control Unit to meet 220-240VAC standards at no extra charge.

The CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe Master Software

The CNC MASTERS Control Unit is designed to work hand in hand with our custom proprietary user friendly MASTER software program. This custom software has been optimized to work with 32 or 64 bit operating systems: Windows 7, or Windows XP Pro with SP2 or better through your standard USB port. The MASTER software features a main windows panel interface that will allow the novice user to easily control the program and the machining of parts.

The Master software runs standard G-code files from other CAD-CAM software such as SmartCam, SurfCam, etc. The Master software also features its own programming language. It uses plain English conversational words, like "Move, Absolute, Incremental, Repeat, Rapid, Feed, Spindle on, etc.," which are all self explanatory. These commands are conveniently picked from the pull-down menu and placed on the main screen editor ready for the user to complete. You can easily build a file of commands to turn a simple application without the need to learn or use a CAD-CAM program!

The ability of the MASTER software to run and repeat "subprograms" with a single command line is a very powerful feature that will save the user considerable manual input and easily program custom "canned cycles" such as inserting a series of grooves spaced every .5" along a 30" long round-stock that can be written with just a few lines. Verifying a new program can be easily done with the "trace" facility. In this mode you can step a program one line at a time and check the XYZ position counters, which serves as your DRO, against the blueprint of the part, or you can activate the "Draw file" command to see a graphic display of your file before you machine the part.

The Master software comes with the Guide for Lathe Cycles allowing the user to quickly create programs without the use of a CAD-CAM software. The user can input values for threading, turning, boring, and facing cycle applications. With one click of the Add button, the Master will write three lines of G-codes for each cycle.

Other Master Software Features

  • Relative driving of any precise distance with one click +/- on the chosen axis
  • Beep End Program--a beeping sound from the computer to notify the user that the job is done
  • Return to Zero --recounts its steps back to your Zero position on either or both axes.
  • Saved Home Positioning--never lose your Zero position again when machining the same part
  • Intuitive Interface with axis jog buttons placed in the viewpoint of the cutter to avoid confusion of direction
  • Operational Tech Support by email or phone during normal business hours for as long as your company owns the CNC Lathe. This beats waiting for answers on forums from other end users.

With the included G-CODES FILE INTERPRETER, the MASTER software can run files generated by many advanced CAM software packages, like VisualTurn which works converts drawings from any CAD software on standard file extensions such as .dwg, .dxf, .iges, .stl, and .step Or, use others like MASTERCAM, SURFCAM, RHINO, ARTCAM etc. All you need to do is setup your post-processor to match the CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe and you will be able to machine the most complex surface program that your machining requires. The maximum file size will be controlled by the storage space available on the hard drive of the host computer. With the MASTER editor you can create, edit, load, or mix G-codes with the MASTER conversational command language.

The Master Software supports these standard G-Codes and M-codes:

G00 = Position (Fast speed/Rapid)

G01 = Linear interpolation (Feed speed)

G02 = Circular interpolation (CW)

G03 = Counter Clockwise Circular interpolation (CCW)
Format: X__Z__I__K__ I,K are relative distance from start to center.

G04 = Dwell time
G20 = Input in inches
G21 = Input in millimeters
G71 = Turning Cycle
G72 = Facing Cycle
G74 = Peck Drilling
G76 = Threading cycle
G90 = Absolute move (Modal)
G91 = Incremental move (Modal)

M03 = Spindle on
M04 = Spindle on reverse
M05 = Spindle off
M08 = Coolant on
M09 = Coolant off
M30 = End program

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One-Year Warranty and On-Going Support

All components and accessories on the CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe are individually tested and the entire turning center is tested for quality assurance before shipment. The CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe is backed up by our ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY. Tech Support by email or phone (626) 962-9300 is available during normal business hours Monday through Friday, PST. From setup to any questions you may have, tech support is available free of charge for as long as your company owns the CNC MASTERS 1440 Lathe. Tech Support by email or phone will ensure you a step-by-step trouble-shooting process to solve your tech issues. Please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale before placing an order.