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HARD TURNING

Hard Turning Offers Cost Savings, Flexibility, and More


Hard turning is used for materials with hardness values over 45 HRc, though it’s most commonly used for materials in the 58-68 HRc range. It uses a single-point turning tool to produce grooves, contours, and high-precision threading in a single chucking. Learn more about our capabilities below or contact one of our team members for more information.


Benefits of Hard Turning


Cost Savings

Hard turning can be performed without coolants, eliminating the cost to acquire and dispose of this material.

Faster Turnaround Times

Metal removal rates are significantly faster than grinding, which speeds up production times and minimizes machine downtime.

More Environmentally Friendly

Turning centers use less electricity than grinding machines, which reduces costs. Leftover metal chips can also be recycled, unlike the swarf created by grinding.


Pivot Precision’s Hard Turning Equipment


Our state-of-the-art equipment is sure to turn around high-quality, tight tolerance tooling for your application. Our shop features:

  • One Doosan Lynx 2100
  • One Doosan Lynx 2100 LSY
  • One Doosan Puma PMY 250 main and sub spindle with live tooling on the front and back
  • One Doosan Lynx 220 LM main spindle only with live tooling

Work with Pivot Precision on Your Hard Turning Project


As an ISO-certified company with decades of experience, we can quickly and efficiently produce your hard turned tooling. Our skilled workforce is committed to meeting challenging specifications, delivering high quality products, and maintaining your high satisfaction standards. We can provide highly specified tooling for the ammunition, firearm, automotive, and medical sectors, among others. Additionally, we can comply with Mil-Spec, medical, and automotive standards if necessary.

Our extensive manufacturing capabilities reduce lead times on high complexity tooling with demanding specifications. Additionally, our location near Niagara Falls, New York positions us near airports and interstates, allowing for quick delivery on international or domestic shipments.

Contact us for more information about our hard turning services or request a quote here.

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