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The process of turning

Turning is by far the most common machining process in ultra-precision machining based on the big installed base of 2 and 3 axis air bearing turning machines for ultra-precision machining. The turning process varies widely per application; spectacles lenses being finished turned between a rough milling and an after grinding process, infra-red and mirrors being completely finished turned, while most contact and intra-ocular lenses as well as in principal all electro-optics lenses are produced in molds that are produced in the turning process.

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Turning inserts
Toolholder with insert
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Why you should choose Contour Fine Tooling

Long tool-life

Contour tools maximize the number of components per tool edge and number of relaps per tool.

Local service on a global basis

With Contour-managed production sites on every continent we minimize your relap/repair turn-around time.

Industry-leading tool accuracy

Contour tool radiuses achieve the highest radius tolerances for your cutting edge components.

Let us help you maximize your productivity with the best tool lifetimes and highest quality stones.