The Precision Turning Department at R.M.Tool, Inc. is equipped to handle the processing of parts as small as ¼” in diameter up to as large as 20” in Diameter and 80” in length. With advanced CNC Turning Technology we are able to perform several complex machining operations on one piece of equipment. Our talented staff is capable of providing turning services including Drilling, Boring, Broaching, Contouring, Milling, Knurling and Burnishing. By utilizing these Turning Processes in our CNC Department we are able to efficiently produce complex machined parts at reduced manufacturing costs.
Drilling is a cutting process that uses a drill bit or drill bit insert to cut a hole into a solid material. This process is typically used to either create a hole or clearance for a boring operation.
Boring is a process used to enlarge a hole that has already been drilled by means of a boring bar. This process is used in Internal Diameter Turning to create contours, steps, groves, radius, and champers.
Broaching is the process of using a single tooth tool to carve out a shape on a part. Examples are key ways, rifling, and spline cutting. All of these Examples can be utilized during the turning process.
Contouring is the process in which a turning tool machines the outer diameter of a part that is held by the turning chuck to create a desired shape. This process is used to create contours, steps, groves, radius and champers.
Milling is the process of machining while in the turning process with a rotary cutter. This process is used to create vertical holes, slots, key ways, flats, and facial contours. This process helps save time by finishing a part in the turning process.
Knurling is the process of changing the surface of a diameter on a part to increase the grip of the surface. This can be achieved in a straight, diamond, angular, or linear.
Burnishing processes are used in manufacturing to improve the size, shape, surface finish, or surface hardness of a work piece. It is essentially a forming operation that occurs on a small scale. The benefits of burnishing often include: combats fatigue failure, prevents corrosion and stress corrosion, textures surfaces to eliminate visual defects, closes porosity, creates surface compressive residual stress.