CNC Turning Services

CNC turning is a machining process that creates exact parts with cylindrical shapes, like shafts and sleeves. Lead times start at just 6 days. 

A pre-programmed computer program controlling the cutting tool enables high accuracy levels, making CNC turning capable of everything from simple to intricate parts. Another advantage is that this technology is compatible with almost any material – including a wide range of polymers and metals.

CNC turning

How CNC Turning Works

Turning is a subtractive manufacturing process also known as lathing. Like milling, turning machines also operate with a geometrically determined cutting edge. Instead of the tool, the workpiece is moving in a rotary way. Additionally, the cutting tool can move horizontally.

CNC Turning Use Cases

Turning is particularly beneficial if the shape of the part is centrally symmetric (i.e., resulting in conical end parts). Turning has high accuracy and surface finish standards, resulting in high repeatability and comparably short lead times.

CNC Turning by the Numbers

Max Build Size
400 x 1000 mm (standard size)

Lead Times

Starting at 6 days

Minimum Wall Thickness
0.2 mm (depending on material and geometry)
Dimensional Accuracy
ISO 286 Tolerance grade 7 (0.015 mm for a 6mm diameter)

Key Feature: Diverse Range of Materials

CNC turning materials are suited for a wide range of use cases. The materials, including metals and polymers, offer different properties, such as strength, durability, heat resistance, and electrical conductivity, which can be tailored to specific applications and requirements.

Using a wide range of materials means you can choose the most cost-effective option for your projects.

metal materials for CNC machining

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Source Industrial-Grade CNC Parts

MakerVerse gives you the flexibility to source parts however you need. Get instant quotes and quickly order parts with on-demand manufacturing. Our team of experts will work with you for large or complex orders to develop, align, and supervise a manufacturing quality plan from start to finish.

On-Demand Manufacturing

  • Instant quoting and DFM checks
  • Short lead times
  • Fast and intuitive order placement

Production Orders

  • Expert support from end-to-end
  • Comprehensive manufacturing and quality plan
  • Guaranteed quality meeting advanced specifications

Popular Finishes


This electrochemical process increases the thickness and toughness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. Anodizing provides a protective, corrosion-resistant, and decorative finish.


Additional color is applied to the printed part, often by a professional spray painting system. The part is properly prepared through accurate cleaning and a clearcoat to get the desired output.

Black oxidizing

Also known as blackening, this process creates a black oxide coating on the surface of metal parts. Black oxidizing provides a durable and corrosion-resistant finish.


Abrasive sand is applied to the component under high pressure. This provides functional benefits (achieving a certain surface roughness) and optical advantages (polishing the surface).


The metal part is heated to a specific temperature and then slowly cooled to achieve the desired level of hardness and toughness. Tempering improves the strength and toughness of the metal parts, making them more resistant to impact and wear.

Popular CNC Turning Materials

The MakerVerse platform offers 100+ different materials for your CNC machining projects. Here are some of the most popular metals and polymers.  

Customer support

Have any special requests for your project? You can reach out to us with your specific material requests at any time under

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