Making Hard Turning Routine

This article looks at many of the methodology requirements needed to help shops make hard turning more of the rule and less of an exception.

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The right machine and tooling setup for hard turning can deliver tolerance surface finishes comparable with grinding.

Hard turning is a process that, when done right, can be an alternative to a secondary operation involving grinding. Producing the tolerances and surface finish specifications of grinding on a turning center is doable in many cases with the correct methodology in place.

The article “Hard Turning’s Strong Finish looks at many of the methodology requirements needed to help shops make hard turning more of the rule and less of an exception. The payoff from eliminating an entire production step and still achieve the technical results can be significant.

Incorporating the recommendations to upgrade the shop’s methodology are not difficult. Moreover, once in place, they can become quite a routine practice. What is needed is the decision to try hard turning as an alternative and then apply the techniques necessary to accomplish the desired results. Click here for a link to the article.