CNC Turning

South Bend Form Tool’s CNC turning center is a (Computer Numerically Controlled) machining process which is used for shaping any solid material while it spins on a fixed axis. A turning center is used to remove material to achieve rotational symmetry, and can be done on both inside and outside surfaces of the part as required, while a cutting tool is traversed along its two axes. The cutting tools that are used in this automated process can be changed out automatically during the shaping of the part, to achieve the required depths and dimensions for the part.

CNC turning centers are said to deliver repeated finished components at a faster production rate with optimum manufacturing accuracy. The automation of the CNC turning has a higher level of dimensional control and tolerance in every piece, along with part consistency or uniformity, decreasing cycle times for all components produced in this method. The turning process can also be done manually, but cycle times and repeatability of will become the variables.

Our full service capabilities ensure the shortest delivery schedule possible.

We have the ability to receive and work with AutoCAD and SurfCam drawings.  We are also fully capable of receiving other source software such as Catia and converting them over to DWG or DXF files to be used on the production floor.

This process of file conversion allows our machine operators to program any of their CNC machining centers to produce the most elaborate parts in the shortest possible time.

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SpecificationsIndustries ServedMaterials Machined (but not limited to):Certifications


Specifications:

Excel 500/1000 Turning Center 60 HP spindle drive
6.5" spindle hole
7.5 HP live tooling, full C-axis
Programmable live center tail stock
4" diameter capacity LNS automatic bar feed
Swing over bed 24"
Swing over cross slide 17"
Between centers 43.3"
Turning diameter capacity 21.5"
Marathon SL500 Turning Center 60 HP spindle drive
6.5" spindle hole
Programmable live center tail stock
Swing over bed 24"
Swing over cross slide 17"
Between centers 43.3"
Turning diameter capacity 21.5"
Haas SL-30 Turning Center Turret travel (Z) 32" (X) 17"
3" Bar-Feed Capacity
Turning Capacity 30"
Between centers capacity 32"
Haas SL-40 Turning Center 4" Bar-Feed Capacity
Turning Capacity 25”
Between Center Capacity 51”
Turret Travel (z) 44.0” (x) 17.0”
Haas ST-35Y CNC Lathe 18" X 23" max capacity
4.0” bar
31.75” swing
+/-2.00" Y-axis travel
40 HP
12” chuck
12-station hybrid turret
High-torque live tooling w/C axis
Manual Equipment

Manual Lathes

  • 10" South Bend Lathe with accessories
  • 12" Nardini Lathe with accessories
  • 14" x 40" Accura Lathe with accessories
  • Willis SK2260 engine lathe 22” swing x 60” center distance

 


Industries Served:

Aerospace Industry & Ground Support Tooling Customers: Airbus
Alaska Airlines
Asiana Airlines
B.F. Goodrich Aerospace
Boeing Aerospace Services
CEL Aerospace Test Equipment
Delta Aviation
DFAS-Columbus, OH
Egypt Air
GE
Honeywell Ground Support
Honeywell International
Lockheed Aircraft
Pratt Whitney
Rolls Royce Engines System
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Singapore Precision
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army
Health Care & Medical Industry Customers: Bayer Corporation
Heraeus Kulzer Inc
Midwest Orthotics
Siemens Medical Solutions Diag
Zimmer Inc
Automotive Industry Customers: Bosch Braking Systems
Federal Mogul
Modineer
General Industry Customers: Caterpillar
Coast Distribution Inc
EPE Technology
Forest River (Marine Div)
Kobelco Compressors of America
Meijer Stores
Mossberg & Company Printing
Onan of Indiana
South Bend Community School System
University of Notre Dame

 


Materials Machined (but not limited to):

Plastics Delrin
Nylon
Acetal
Plexiglass
Lexan
ABS
Acrylic
SDPE
Micarta
Peek
PVC
Urethane
Vespel
UHMW
Teflon
Steel A2 thru A6
O1 thru 06
D2
W1
S1 thru S7
4130 thru 4350
1010 thru 1145
8620
9310
H13
M1
P20
Stainless Steel 303 thru 347
410 thru 440F
15-5ph
17-4ph
18-8ph
Nitronic 60
Greek Ascoloy
20Cb-3
High Temperature Alloys Waspaloy
Inconel
Hastelloy
Hastelloy X
A286
Stellite
Titanium
Other Materials G10
Garolite
Wood
Mica
Brass
Amco Bronze
Bronze
Copper
Aluminum all types
Marinite
Hard Woods
Cast Iron
Cast Steel
Cast Aluminum