Contour Turning

Contour turning is a machining technique employed to shape workpieces with intricate round, yet non-cylindrical profiles. Unlike conventional straight or taper turning, contour turning involves the precise manipulation of the cutting tool’s path to create complex curves, angles, and contours along the length of the workpiece. This technique allows for the production of intricate geometries, such as grooves, curves, and mathematical patterns such as parabolas. Contour turning finds applications in crafting aesthetically appealing designs, creating functional features, and producing components that require precise geometric variations, making it an essential process for achieving intricate and custom shapes on a lathe.