What is turning?

Turning can also be known as milling or turn-milling. It involves milling a curved surface while turning an object around on its central point. It produces cylindrical-shaped items but can be used to create incredibly intricate detail as needed in complex machinery. Turning ranges from simple items such as a chair leg, which involves turning the wood while carving the leg, to exceptionally complex items such as turbines blades which can be made using advanced machinery which works simultaneously on many axes.

What are the benefits of turning?

Turning or turn-milling can be used successfully to overcome engineering challenges. The developments of turn-milling have allowed it to create complex geometric cuts with extreme precision. Due to the automation of turn-milling machines, they can deliver precision with speed and uniformity. This allows them to produce high volumes of a part, swiftly and cost-effectively. This makes parts that may have been prohibitively expensive if produced by hand, suddenly an affordable option. Parts that are subject to high levels of wear and tear and need to be replaced frequently can be turn milled to ensure that there is a constant supply available. We can produce item runs of differing volumes to suit you.


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    When should we choose turning?

    Many industries require parts for their machinery. Parts that need to be precision-engineered, identical, and high-quality. Using turn-milling for these parts is the ideal solution. If you are looking for a few parts to be manufactured for a prototype, it is best done manually, but once you have established which parts you need to be produced in bulk, then automated turning or milling is the way forward. There are many industries that use our turning services, from aerospace to agricultural.

    Why use IRS for your turning?

    We understand the importance of having a reliable company for you to work with. We understand that businesses need quick turnaround times, good communications, and sensible pricing. We make sure that we deliver all of that. When you come to IRS for your mechanical services and support we will be here to help. We can advise on the best process for you, and your requirements. We can work with you to ensure that the project is cost-effective and will deliver what you need it to, on time and within budget. We will be flexible around your business needs. We have invested in our equipment so that we can offer the latest in mechanical services, as well as in our team to ensure that we have an excellent skill set across the team. We have specialists in different sectors and different processes so that we will always have someone with good skills match for your project. Our friendly teams are always available for a no-obligation discussion about your mechanical services. Whatever the size or scale of your project we will approach it with the same positive problem-solving attitude. For all your engineering needs, come and speak with the team at IRS today.