CNC turning is a subtractive manufacturing process used in 3D printing to create cylindrical parts and components from a variety of materials such as plastics, metals, and composites. The process involves removing material from a rotating workpiece using a computer-controlled cutting tool.
The CNC turning machine uses a series of cutting tools to remove material from the workpiece according to a pre-programmed design. This allows for the creation of cylindrical shapes with high precision and accuracy.
CNC turning is particularly useful for creating parts and components with intricate features such as threads, grooves, and chamfers. It is often used in the production of shafts, pins, and other cylindrical components.
CNC turning can also be used in combination with 3D printing, where the 3D printed part is used as a starting point for further machining and finishing. This allows for the creation of parts with intricate details and features that are difficult to achieve with 3D printing alone.