Okuma Spaceturn CNC Lathe
The Okuma CNC Lathe is the tool of choice for doing revolved (round) objects. The LB3000 EXII also has live tooling on the y axis which means it can perform milling operations too. The most common materials we use in the machine are aluminium, stainless steel, brass, bronze, and engineering plastics.
The Lathe can be programmed either on the controller, or by the use of CAM (computer aided machining) packages such as SolidCam. It has a tool setter, parts catcher and swarf conveyor making it a production machine.
The Advantage of the CNC lathe over a conventional one is the ability to achieve complex shapes, to a high level of accuracy.