Copper Turning

Trace-A-Matic specializes in turning copper parts and assemblies using state-of-the-art CNC lathes, 5-axis machining centers, and high-speed cutting tools. Years of experience provide expert knowledge of cutting a wide range of copper alloys, their characteristics, and how this material group reacts when machined. Tool selection, cutting pass depths, lathe feed and speed, chip control, and high-pressure coolant are critical in controlling heat generation, which can cause part movement and tool deflection during the machining process. This level of skill ensures world-class precision machining that meets or exceeds the most demanding tolerances. The innovative Trace-A-Matic team is always available to review your machining parts and guide you during the design process. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, providing AS 9100/ISO 9001:2015 certified quality machining resulting in timely turnaround and on-time delivery.

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Copper Turning

Trace-A-Matic is highly skilled at copper CNC machining and its alloys. The proper production processes, machining tool design and tool material, rake tool angle, feed rate, chip evacuation, and cutting force are essential to reduce heat and tool deflection. Copper turning is a machining process vital in transforming raw copper material into precise components with desired dimensions and surface finishes. Leveraging lathes and turning machines, copper lathing involves the rotation of a copper workpiece against a cutting tool, enabling material removal to shape the part as required. Copper’s inherent ductility and thermal conductivity make it conducive to turning operations, allowing for smooth chip formation and efficient material removal. Skilled operators adeptly adjust cutting speeds, feeds, and tool geometries to optimize the turning process, ensuring high precision and surface quality. From electrical components to plumbing fittings and decorative elements, copper lathing is crucial in manufacturing diverse products across industries.

Material Types: castings, forgings, fabricated weldments, and bar stock

Other Metal Turning: aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, steel, and titanium

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