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OD Turning on a Machining Center

A tool like the one seen here can make it possible to machine precise cylindrical features of an otherwise odd-shaped part to a fine finish without resorting to a lathe.

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You probably didn’t know how effective your machining center could be at OD turning. A tool like the one seen here can make it possible to machine precise cylindrical features of an otherwise odd-shaped part without resorting to a lathe, and doing so in a way that achieves finishes superior to what circular milling can achieve. The tool shown here is supplied by Big Kaiser, which prepared this article on the various tooling types that might be used for OD turning on a machining center.

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