Category CNC Lathes

CNC lathes (Computer Numerical Controlled) are rapidly replacing the older production lathes due to their ease of setting and operation. They are designed to use modern carbide tooling and fully utilize modern processes. The part may be designed and the tool paths programmed by the CAD/CAM process, and the resulting file uploaded to the machine. Once this is set and trialled the machine will continue to turn out parts requiring only  the occasional supervision of an operator.

A CNC lathe is controlled electronically via a computer menu style interface from here, the program may be modified and then displayed at the machine, along with a simulated view of the process.  Operators of CNC lathes needs a high level of skill to perform the process, however the knowledge base which is required is a  lot more general in comparison to the older production machines where intimate knowledge of each individual machine was considered essential. These machines are often all set and operated by the same person, where the operator will supervise a small number of machines.

The design of a CNC lathe has evolved yet again more recently although the basic principles and parts are still recognizable, the turret holds the tools and indexes them as needed. The machines are often totally enclosed, due in large part to occupational heal and safety issues.

With the advent of cheap computers and free operating systems and CNC software, the entry price of CNC machines has plummeted and is now even affordable for hobbyists.


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Laser Cutting and Profiling Services

If you are working on a design or industrial project then Laser Process has expertise of collaborating with virtually every manufacturing industry. We can successfully work to custom design specifications meeting our clients individual requirements and can follow a strict schedule. As a company we constantly update our procedures and invest in the lasted technology to ensure our design projects are of the highest standards, quality control is of the utmost importance. We are able to achieve this as our steel fabricators use CNC pressbrake bending machinery and high speed laser cutters to give a consistently accurate cutting service. As a result, with our laser cutting machines and CNC laser we are able to offer laser engraving, sheet metal fabrication and laser cutting services of an unmatched standard. From one-off to full-scale production projects we are able to complete all manner of laser cutting jobs, primarily working with mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

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Laser Cutting Projects

We have completed laser marking and CNC cutting work for a range of different industries, working to individual specifications and specific industry guidelines. Some of the projects we have worked on in the past include:

Automotive / Motor Sports

We can meet the required quality standards within the automotive industry and can work to schedules. We also provide the motor sport industry with the highest levels of accuracy and small laser cutting batch work when required.


We have experience of collaborating with designers/architects to produce bespoke metalwork. In particular we have worked on custom design projects, where the use of standard metalwork is not an option.


In the past we have worked on innovative design projects, for the development of new mobility proto-types and retail products. In fact, we have carried out stainless steel cutting for several leading companies within the mobility industry.

Special Projects

We also have experience working on unique projects for companies, institutions and even artists. We have been able to work to design specifications to create some of the most cutting-edge and breathtaking design projects.

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Laser Cutting Projects

We know how important design support and project management is, so we ensure that we have an open dialogue with our laser cutting customers gaining their feedback throughout the whole design process. This involves:

  • Providing detailed technical advice where required
  • Accepting data in any format including; drawings, templates, DXF and DWG files
  • Using supplied data to generate CAD/CAM designs
  • Supplying chain collaboration
  • Supplying to schedules, including Kanban and JIT
  • Offering rapid turnaround, within a few hours, when required

Laser Cutting Projects

We have our own dedicated transport facilities, which can deliver throughout mainland UK. We also operate packing procedures to maintain product integrity. So if you are currently working on a project and are in need of our laser cutting services then you can fill out your details on our contact us page or alternatively you can call our team on 01543 495000.

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