Horizontal, Vertical & CNC Turning

Our horizontal and vertical machining centers can handle precision machining, milling and turning that always maintain the highest quality. With our level of technology and expertise, we can handle all jobs, from small jobs for custom designed parts and prototypes to large jobs that require extensive horizontal and vertical cutting capabilities. And provide extremely fast turnaround times.

High Precision CNC Turning Machining Centers

Elimold has had the expertise and equipment to machine large parts from prototype to medium volume production since opening. We have a dedicated team, fully equipped to handle your large orders as well as prototype and rush orders. Whether you require parts made from standard metals, high performance alloys or engineered plastics, we have the ability to meet your specifications, time and budget requirements.
We uphold a culture of quality and perform a variety of supervised and documented testing and inspection procedures at all critical stages of production. Customers can rest assured that parts will not leave the factory unless they meet the highest quality standards. We are ISO 9001 certified and committed to this in our policies/procedures, meet NCA-3800 standards, and model our more rigorous processes after AS9100 to ensure that our facilities meet the stringent quality standards that our customers deserve.
Also, whether you need 5 pieces to meet an unexpected and urgent customer request, or need 10,000 pieces for a project supply, our factory can deliver the right parts on time and within your desired delivery schedule.

Our Facility Capabilities

We have a large fleet of horizontal, vertical, and CNC lathes that can machine parts ranging from 2″ to 84″ in diameter, up to 144″ in length, and weighing up to 20,000 lbs. With a 15-ton crane capacity, we can easily move large, heavy parts throughout our facility. Our multi-engine lathes can machine parts up to 25″ x 120″, while our turret lathes can machine 5″ bar stock. Our typical tolerances are +/- .0005″. Elimold has the equipment and technical experience to handle your toughest turning needs.

Lathe Machine Operations

Depending on the specific machine and its tooling, our horizontal and vertical CNC turning capabilities include:

  • Drilling
  • Milling
  • Knurling
  • Boring
  • Tapering
  • Threading

Our Advantage


Our vertical or horizontal CNC lathe machinists have the knowledge and experience to provide solutions for all your machining needs.


Well-maintained vertical and horizontal CNC turning centers enable our machinists to produce the most complex components.


We are committed to providing the training and resources necessary for our machinists to perform at the highest level possible.


We stay on the cutting edge of technology so we can produce only the highest quality products for our customers.

Vertical vs. Horizontal Lathes

Machining operations can take place on either a vertical or a horizontal lathe, which refers to the orientation of the spindle.

CNC Vertical Turning Centers

Vertical Lathes

Vertical lathes orient the spindle in a fixed position in the vertical plane. The workpiece moves up or down to place it in line with the appropriate tool necessary for the desired operation.

Vertical lathes are less complex than horizontal machines. They provide the best option for projects that focus on a single side, like large metal plates and sinking dies. They hold an advantage over horizontal lathes in circumstances where workpiece sagging might be a factor.

Horizontal Lathes

Horizontal lathes do not have a fixed spindle but use a variety of heads mounted to a horizontal arbor. These machines accommodate a wider variety of shapes and sizes and gravity works to keeping the workpiece clean during machining. Most horizontal lathes have the capacity to incorporate automatic bar-stock feeders.

Horizontal CNC Turning
Horizontal Vertical CNC Turning part


  • Steels including HRS, CRS, low carbon, Fre-Max, 4140, 8620 and others
  • Stainless steels 300 series, 400 series, 17-PH and others
  • Tool steels including O1, A2, D2, D6, S7 and others
  • High speed tool steels including M2, M4, CPM-10V, CPM-15V and others
  • Super alloys such as titanium and Inconel
  • Carbide
  • Aluminum 6061, 7075, MIC-6, Fortal and others
  • Plastics of all types
  • Other materials including rubber and wood

Industries Served

We specialize in providing fast turnaround and unmatched quality to manufacturers in a variety of industries including medical, automotive, military, garage access and security, controls and automation, cable connectors, marine, and aerospace.

CNC Horizontal Turning Center

Whatever your turning needs are, we can help you

Exact standards require the right machine for the job. Parts are delivered with less waste and in less time, providing you with the best value. To learn more about our horizontal or vertical CNC turning services, contact Elimold today.