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Multi-Axis Live Turning Center VS Conventional Turning

Welcome to our monthly blogs! We will be sharing with you lots of information throughout these blogs about machining and what it is we do at VP Machine.

In this month’s blog, we wanted to take a moment to educate you about the differences between Multi-Axis Live Turning Center and Conventional Turning. At VP Machines we offer Multi-Axis Live Turning. Why is that? Let’s find out!

Conventional Turning: Involves changing the shape of a work piece using an implement made of harder material. It requires more time and energy, which in return can increase the cost of your project. There are some cases where it is not feasible.

Multi-Axis Turning: This utilizes more than one set of centers in the same piece. With this, it results in the ability to process intersecting shapes in one item. It provides the ability to create simple to complex projects.

Now you may be wondering, what is Live Turning?

Well, shops used to buy a milling machine, a turning machine, a drill press, and more machines that would all do each part of manufacturing to complete a project. Now, it has become easier and more preferred to use CNC (Computer Numerical Control), or live tools, to combine steps into one machine rather than using one machine per step. This does not change metal cutting; it only takes out the need to physically move the project from one machine to another.

As you can guess Multi-Axis Live Turning is more cost effective and allows us to create those complex jobs you might need to have done. Within Multi-Axis turning with milling we have the ability to create product with 2, 3, & 4 axis turned with milled features on parts. And, if you ever need to have any simple or complex turning work with milled features completed, give VP Machine a call!

VP Machine LLC is located in Hamburg, PA and is a full-service CNC machining shop ready to meet your needs. We specialize in milling and turning and we offer 2 axis, 3 axis, 4 axis, manual milling, sawing and more. We have the ability to take on special one off projects, as well as, supply machined cast products and finished cast products. We have the ability to ship around the United States. 

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What is CNC Machining?

VP Machine LLC is a precision CNC machine shop specializing in milling and turning. Our focus is on the customer, and doing whatever it takes to meet their machining and manufacturing needs. VP Machine LLC offers 2 axis CNC milling, 3 axis CNC milling, 4 axis CNC milling, 4-axis CNC turning and milling, manual milling, manual turning, sawing and more. We are also able to supply machined cast products and finished cast products. In addition, VP Machine LLC offers many secondary services such as broaching, grinding, polishing, and plating. Upon special request, VP Machine LLC can take on special one off projects. From prototype to production run and everything in between, VP Machine LLC is a full service machine shop ready to meet your CNC machining needs. Additionally, we run SolidWorks to assist with 3D design. We proudly serve the following industries: Air & Gas, Auto Racing, Automotive, Chemical, Industrial Equipment Manufacturers, Medical, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Marine and you could be next!

Located in scenic Hamburg PA, VP Machine LLC is strategically located near I-78 and close to Allentown PA, Reading PA, and Harrisburg PA.

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