CNC turning is a manufacturing process suited best for creating cylindrical parts. The most common example of a turned part is a shaft. The abbreviation CNC refers to computer numerical control, meaning that all the actions are performed automatically according to the CAD files uploaded to the CNC lathe.
CNC lathes cut the shape by spinning the workpiece. The cutting tool is brought into contact with the workpiece and as a result, metal chips are removed to achieve the desired shape.
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