CNC Turning Services

South Bend Form Tool’s CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) turning center is a machining process which is used for shaping any solid material while it spins on a fixed axis. A turning center is used to remove material to achieve rotational symmetry, and can be done on both inside and outside surfaces of the part as required, while a cutting tool is traversed along its two axes. The cutting tools that are used in this automated process can be changed out automatically during the shaping of the part, to achieve the required depths and dimensions for the part.

CNC turning centers are said to deliver repeated finished turned parts at a faster production rate with optimum manufacturing accuracy. The automation of CNC turning has a higher level of dimensional control and tolerance in every piece, along with part consistency or uniformity, decreasing cycle times for all components produced in this method. The turning process can also be done manually, but cycle times and repeatability of will become the variables.

Our full service CNC turning services ensure the shortest delivery schedule possible.

We have the ability to receive and work with AutoCAD and SurfCam drawings.  We are also fully capable of receiving other source software such as Catia and converting them over to DWG or DXF files to be used on the production floor.

This process of file conversion allows our machine operators to program any of their CNC machining centers to produce the most elaborate parts in the shortest possible time.

To get started click here to request a quote.

To learn more about CNC turning services from South Bend Form Tool, simply fill out the form on this page and a member of our team will be in touch with you. Or, you may call us at (574) 289-2441.


Excel 500/1000 Turning Center 60 HP spindle drive
6.5" spindle hole
7.5 HP live tooling, full C-axis
Programmable live center tail stock
4" diameter capacity LNS automatic bar feed
Swing over bed 24"
Swing over cross slide 17"
Between centers 43.3"
Turning diameter capacity 21.5"
Marathon SL500 Turning Center 60 HP spindle drive
6.5" spindle hole
Programmable live center tail stock
Swing over bed 24"
Swing over cross slide 17"
Between centers 43.3"
Turning diameter capacity 21.5"
Haas SL-30 Turning Center Turret travel (Z) 32" (X) 17"
3" Bar-Feed Capacity
Turning Capacity 30"
Between centers capacity 32"
Haas SL-40 Turning Center 4" Bar-Feed Capacity
Turning Capacity 25”
Between Center Capacity 51”
Turret Travel (z) 44.0” (x) 17.0”
Haas ST-35Y CNC Lathe 18" X 23" max capacity
4.0” bar
31.75” swing
+/-2.00" Y-axis travel
40 HP
12” chuck
12-station hybrid turret
High-torque live tooling w/C axis
Manual Equipment

Manual Lathes

10" South Bend Lathe with accessories
12" Nardini Lathe with accessories
14" x 40" Accura Lathe with accessories
Willis SK2260 engine lathe 22” swing x 60” center distance

Industries Served



Honeywell GSE

"On time delivery and quality continue to be key indicators of our supplier’s performance, and in turn, have a direct impact on GSS’s ability to satisfy its customers."

materials machined

  • Plastics
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • High Temperature Alloys
  • G10
  • Garolite
  • Wood
  • Mica
  • Brass
  • Amco Bronze
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Marinite
  • Hard Woods
  • Cast Iron
  • Cast Steel
  • Cast Aluminum

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