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Vertical CNC Turning Service

We pride ourselves on our ingenuity in workholding, cutting tool application and process development. Our engineers utilize state-of-the-art equipment to efficiently produce parts with consistent quality.

Solutions for Your Vertical Turning Needs

Our wide range of CNC lathes can machine parts ranging from 2″ to 84″ in diameter, up to 144″ in length, and weighing up to 20,000 lbs. Our multi-engine lathes can machine parts up to 25″ x 120″ in size, while our turret lathes can machine 5″ bar stock.
Elimold has the right equipment and technical experience to meet your toughest turning needs. For example, we often turn parts on our large vertical lathes (VTLs) that are 36″ in diameter and require tolerances of + or – 0.001. To do this requires the best equipment, experienced machinists, temperature-controlled shops, and the right measuring tools. We understand what it takes to manufacture your parts.
We embrace 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 our factory unless they meet the highest quality standards. We also offer a range of finishing services, including painting, powder coating, and plating, to meet all of your production requirements.
Additionally, all of our machines are maintained to the highest standards by our skilled in-house maintenance team. Our CNC vertical lathes are tested for accuracy during regular preventive maintenance activities using our in-house equipment. Consistent assessment of machine accuracy gives you the confidence to know your parts will meet specification.

A Trusted Partner

Elimold believes that true partnership is the key to success. Since our founding, we have built lifelong relationships with numerous customers around the world by producing high-quality CNC machined parts.
Trust Elimold’s experienced team to design a custom solution that meets your budget and deadlines without compromising standards. Choosing Elimold as an experienced partner eliminates the risks and costs associated with switching suppliers.

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Turning Processes

Turning Processes our machines can handle:

  • Boring
  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Facing
  • Internal Forming
  • Knurling
  • Necking
  • Parting
  • Shoulder Facing
  • Threading (external, internal)
  • Turning (contour, form, taper, straight)

Lathe Machine Operations

Though CNC turning centers are becoming more common due to their flexibility and broader range of capabilities, CNC lathes still play a major role in part machining. The following five common tasks are most often performed by lathe machines:

  • Contour turning applies the tool to the workpiece in a contoured path, thus creating a contoured shape.
  • Form turning feeds a shaped tool radially into the lathe.
  • Taper turning feeds the tool into the workpiece at an angle, cutting away more material at one point while progressively cutting away less material along the workpiece at the larger end.
  • Straight turning maintains a cylindrical shape throughout the operation while reducing the dimensions of the workpiece.
  • Threading produces a threaded spiral using a pointed tool that travels along the rotating workpiece in a linear feed.

Material Capabilities

We are capable of CNC vertical turning a diverse range of materials including:

  • Aluminum
  • Cast Iron
  • Stainless Steel
  • Carbon Steel
  • Alloy Steels
  • Nickel Superalloys (Inconel)
  • Titanium
  • High Temperature Superalloys (Waspaloy)
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Secondary Operations

Besides our large diameter CNC vertical turning capabilities, we offer in-house secondary services that include honing, thread forming, cylindrical grinding, and phosphating. Our carefully vetted, highly reliable outsource partners can assist with thermal spray coating, flame hardening, Blanchard grinding, heat treating, ion or salt nitriding, carburizing, stress relieving, and induction hardening. Our services are turnkey and we take the lead in all raw materials purchasing, machining, shipping, and subcontracting for an array of projects.

The Advantage of Vertical Turning

There are certain applications where a vertical turning lathe machine has an advantage over other machining solutions. We take advantage of this to produce better parts and more efficient machine pieces.
Heavy workpieces are easily set up and held in place when machining. Gravity works with the machine to keep the part in place, and minimal clamping is required compared to other processes. Our machines can accomplish this while taking up less space than a comparable horizontal lathe would.
VTLs that have the main spindle load and unload themselves are able to multitask when machining and producing chucked parts, reducing machining times and turnaround for our customers.
Our vertical lathes accommodate bigger and heavier castings within our shop than a horizontal lathe would. We are able to take heavier cuts safely without messing up our tolerances. This cuts down on cycle times because we can more aggressively remove material. We can control the final surface finish from semi-finished to fine, giving our clients excellent results right off the machine without any grinding required.
The rotating table supports the workpiece. A precision ram drives the x-axis and delivers the cutter to the desired location.

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Applications

Vertical turning lathes find widespread use in various industries where precision and reliability are critical. Some of the applications we use our vertical turning machines for include:

  • 4th Axis Machining
  • 3D Profiling
  • Casting Machining
  • Bore Repair
  • Valve Repair
  • Part Mapping
  • Press Plate Machining
  • Production Runs

Elimold will meet your most stringent standards

Our quality, performance, and commitment to growth and innovation have led to successful partnerships with top companies around the world. We are proud to work with a wide variety of businesses across dozens of industries. Based on trust and shared goals, we find these partnerships to be mutually beneficial and to create lifelong bonds. Contact Elimold for more details on how we deliver world-class machined components on time and to our customers’ exact specifications.