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All of our lathes have powered tooling with milling and turning facility for efficient, cost effective one-hit operation.

FIXED HEAD CNC TURNING

What is CNC Turning?

CNC is short for 'Computer Numerical Control' and refers to the technology which allows us to connect high-tech computer design technology to a traditional lathe.  The process of turning refers to bars of material, held in a chuck and rotated, whilst a number of cutting tools remove different shapes from the piece.  This is sometimes referred to as 'subtraction machining'.  

The raw material is usually round, but other shapes can be turned, including hexagonal or square, the maximum length of which is determined by the bar feeder.  This is an automated loading accessory used in high volume turning production.  All of our lathes are equipped with bar feeds to deliver the raw material to the machine tools for extended periods of time, saving the machine operator from having the load the machine manually.

HPC have a number of different lathes, each with unique tooling fixtures which can all be programmed to cut complex shapes to precision, cost effectively, over and over again.

Fixed Head CNC Turning

Our twin-spindle, twin-turret Nakamura fixed head lathes offer powerful high-speed multitasking capability for components 16mm to 65mm diameter and are able to produce a solid to finished component in one-hit as a result of their milling and turning capability.  Each turret holds 24 tools, meaning a total of 48 tools can be utilised for each operation. The workpieces are clamped onto the spindles, which are rotated in a fixed position as the tooling moves to cut the component.  The rigidity of the power tooling results in a superior finish whilst ensuring longer tool life. Every Nakamura is fitted with a barfeed and Hydrafeed Rotarack to enable lights-out operation and safe collection of the finished turned parts.

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Fixed Head CNC Turning Facility

Our flexible, hardworking and cost effective Puma lathes handle billet and bar work from 16mm to 250mm diameter.  We also have the capability to accommodate a bar diameter of 76mm and bar length of 800mm.  These powerful lathes can achieve a larger depth of cut at a higher feed rate for a faster operation time and a lower priced component.  Like our Nakamuras they can mill and turn, so components are finished without the need for a second operation.

4 Nakamura and 3 Puma Fixed Head Lathes

Precision Turned Parts from 16mm to 250mm diameter

Low and High Volume Production Runs

Rigid Power Tooling for Fast Cut Rates and Superior Finishes

Milling and Turning Capability for One-hit Production

In-cycle Deburring of Hard to Reach Areas for Quality and Precision