Turning generates cylindrical and rounded forms with a single-point tool. The tool is stationary with the workpiece rotating.
Turning is the most common process for metal cutting and is a highly optimized process, requiring thorough consideration of the various factors in the turning application.
Turning can be broken down in a number of basic applications (longitudinal turning, facing or profiling) for selection of tool types, cutting data and programming.
External tool holders
Internal tool holders