Turn270 Capability??

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darrylh
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Turn270 Capability??

Post by darrylh » Sat 04 May , 2013 9:17 am

I have my eye on a Turn270 and need to make parts in mild steel up to 3/4" and max of 200mm long, and short brass pieces of 7/8 inch diameter. My question is whether this machine is capable of small-batch production of 50 -100 pieces, or if the money would be better spent on a larger machine? What do people think??
The attraction of the Turn is its size and in sourcing a cnc lathe for small parts, the vast majority of used cnc lathes are monsters of 2 tons +. I do not need 2 tons of mass for small parts.

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Re: Turn270 Capability??

Post by Steve » Sat 04 May , 2013 10:14 am

The machine should be able to cut the machines. The Turn 270Pro has a better turret an earlier models.

For parts longer than 70mm you would probably need a tail stock.. Are you thinking of buying new or used?

Not too many machines have a tail stock and it cannot be retrofitted.

If new then the new model Turn 370 has higher power and flood coolant.

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Re: Turn270 Capability??

Post by darrylh » Sat 04 May , 2013 12:58 pm

Thanks for the tip off. No tailstock on the used one I was looking at, so its a no-goer.

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