CNC turning typically involves machining parts that are round in shape such as a washer Machining America Inc CNC lathes take turning several steps further. With live tooling, a Y axis, and a sub spindle Machining America Inc has the ability to machine parts on our lathes that would normally be restricted to run on a milling machine. Typical materials we machine on our lathes are stainless steel, brass, aluminum, phenolic, and many types of plastics including UHMW, Teflon™, ABS, PET, and Acetal.
At Machining America Inc we have 2 different types of milling machines. The first type is the typical 3 axis vertical milling machines. The spindle is oriented perpendicular to the floor and has travels in the X, Y, and Z directions. The second type of milling machine is what is commonly known as a horizontal. The spindle is oriented parallel to the floor and has travels in the X, Y, and Z directions plus a full fourth axis known as the B axis. A couple of the benefits of a horizontal machining center include easy chip evacuation, multiple sides of a part can be machined in a single set up, and high production can be achieved utilizing the dual pallet system.