CNC Turning

Our CNC turning service capabilities

CNC lathe

From prototyping to full production runs. CNC lathes will allow you to produce highly accurate, high quality parts to meet even your most stringent requirements.

CNC turning machines are able to provide low cost parts for simple cylindrical geometries. Live tooling is available for more complex geometries and is assessed on a case by case basis.

Maximum capabilities for CNC turning

Part size limitationsMetric unitsImperial units
Maximum part diameter431 mm17 in
Maximum part length990 mm39 in
Maximum swing over the carriage350 mm13.7 in
Maximum spindle through-hole40 mm1.5 in

Maximum speed: 1700RPM
Motor power: 640W

Available materials for CNC machining

Here is a list of our standard CNC machining materials available

PlasticsAluminumStainless steelOther steelsOther metal
ABS6061-T6303Mild steel 1018Brass C360
Nylon 66082304Mild steel 1045Copper C101
POM (Delrin)7075316Mild steel A36Copper C110
Polycarbonate50832205 DuplexAlloy steel 4140Titanium Grade 2
17-4Alloy steel 4340
420Tool steel O1
PTFE (Teflon)

Tool Steel A2

Tool Steel D2

Tool Steel S7


The table below summarizes the standard tolerances of the parts produced by Creative Product Solutions. Tolerances up to .0008” (0.020mm) are available upon request.

Part size / DimensionToleranceAngularity
< 12’’ (300 mm)± .005’’ (0.125 mm)± 0.5°
< 24’’ (600 mm)± .010’’ (0.250 mm)± 1.0°
< 36’’ (900 mm)± 1/64’’ (0.400 mm)± 1.0°

CNC turning design guidelines

The table below summarizes the recommended and technically feasible values for the most common features encountered in CNC machined parts.

FeatureRecommended sizeFeasible size
Min. feature sizeØ 2.5 mmØ 0.50 mm
Internal edgesR 8 mmR 0.25 mm
Minimum wall thickness0.8 mm (for metals)
1.5 mm (for plastics)
0.5 mm (for metals)
1.0 mm (for plastics)
HolesDiameter:standard drill bit sizes
Depth: 4 x diameter
Diameter: Ø 0.5
Depth: 10 x diameter
ThreadsSize: M6 or larger
Length: 3 x diameter
Size: M2

Quality assurance

  • Inspection report included in every order. Full dimensional inspection reports on request
  • Material certifications and test reports available on request
  • Batch inspection in concurrence with ISO2859
  • Strict NDA agreement
  • Performance tracking on lead time and quality


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Tuff Cor (Pty) Ltd will be able to help you with all your manufacturing and product development need through our in-house services and knowledge. We make use of our large network of reliable supplier for any service we do not have in-house.