contour turning

contour turning

[′kän‚tu̇r ‚tərn·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
Making a three-dimensional reproduction of the shape of a template by controlling the cutting tool with a follower that moves over the surface of a template.
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But pitch contour turning point placement apparently plays a role in Q3 marking, albeit only in accented words.
EDM, duplicating, welding, CNC milling, and close-tolerance CNC contour turning to Rc 60.
Up to 4 CNC cross slides can be utilized for internal and external contour turning as well as thread chasing.
The concept lets customers choose their own specific machine configuration, producing machines with single, opposed heads for plunge or spot facing and center drilling, multiple head machines combining milling with drilling, or units equipped with feedout heads for contour turning and similar functions.