Notable Differences Between CNC Turning and CNC Milling

June 6th, 2019

Milling and turning are everyday operations in a machine shop. Both techniques use a cutting tool to remove material from a solid block to make 3D parts. Removing material is what classifies them as subtractive manufacturing processes, but there are key differences to these operations. Turning is an operation for a lathe. The name ‘turning’… Read more »

An Introduction to Modern CNC Lathes

October 18th, 2017

The basic idea of the lathe—a tool that combines rotation and cutting to smooth and shape materials—is thousands of years old. There is even evidence that the Romans and other ancient cultures used lathes as far back as the third century BC. Modern lathes, including computer numerical controlled lathes, or CNC lathes, bring new power and… Read more »

The 1440 CNC Lathe: Built for the Modern Machinist

September 29th, 2017

Before the invention of computer numerical controlled lathes such as the CNC Masters 1440 Lathe, machinists needed a lot of skill and patience because everything was done by hand. The process was tedious and required great stamina. Because the operation was entirely manual, it was also much more prone to errors. Coupling lathes with computers… Read more »