Related Glossary Terms
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.
Cutting Tool Engineering explores a trio of turning advancements in the cover story of its February 2020 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine. Included are FreeTurn (Ceratizit), PrimeTurning (Sandvik Coromant) and rollFeed (Emag and Vandurit).