The Big Demand
Turning is the process of utilizing a machine tool to rotate a work piece across a cutter to produce round diameters. The process is in theory is very straight forward, but putting the theory in practical use requires a great deal of skill, rigid and precise machinery and the right tooling; especially when parts are large.
Heavy industrial machinery or any other large projects require large components. These components are often difficult to produce & service, especially if they are made of difficult to machine materials. In order to properly process these components, most companies will turn to a professional machining company, such as Superior Machining, which can utilize their large inventory of lathes to take care of any type of turning job at hand.
Maintenance & Servicing
The turning process can be applied in different ways. One would be the maintenance of pre-existing parts that are worn or damaged. These parts can be reconditioned by skilled experts through the turning process. The serviced part will be conditioned to the exact specification that the client requires, which means that the end result will mimic that of OEM part. This is a cost effective solution, especially for large components which may be costly or have very long manufacturing lead times.
Prototype and Production
Another application of the turning process would be prototype and production. Raw materials go through the turning process to be transformed into an entirely new product. This process is usually starts as a new concept engineered in CAD which proceeds to the prototype and testing process. One the desired result is achieved, the part can be approved for mass production or final end use. Many large projects that require large machined components are often sub-contracted to expert machine shops which allows the engineering companies to eliminate any overhead costs such as machinery and equipment which can run into a multimillion dollar investment. Qualified facilities such as Superior Machining can also assemble components and providing value added services which may benefit the client.
Matching the Client's Requirements
There are a few key elements that apply to procedures from both perspectives. One is flexibility and quick turn-around times. The other is skilled labor and specialized equipment and facilities. Companies such as Superior Machining are well positioned to handle a great variety of work efficiently. Whether it be tightly toleranced, made of exotic materials, oddly shaped or oversized, quality machine shops such as Superior Machining have adapted over many years of experience to finish the job according to specifications. The extensive expertise of the staff at Superior Machining allows them to apply the appropriate process to almost any component that the client desires, allowing clients to pursue projects without limitations.
Importance of Choice
A key element to processing a part efficiently is the ability use the proper equipment. Superior Machining offers both CNC turning and traditional (manual) method as well as vertical and horizontal configurations. This means that your end products can be machined exactly the way you want, through the most appropriate method. This guarantees consistency and accuracy of the components for the project no matter what the requirements may be.
Turnaround time is also a pressing issue for most industries. It is common knowledge that time is money, and slow production or lengthy lead times can easily lead to a loss. Superior Machining offers one of the fastest turnaround times in the industry and will even strive to beat the deadline you are expecting so that your project can stay ahead of schedule.