Straight, profile and face turning

Illustration of Straight, profile and face turning

Straight [1], Profile [2] and Face turning [3] are the three basic types of cutting processes by turning axially, radially or in a combination of both.

Straight turning is also called Cylindrical Turning.

Profile turning is also known as Form Turning, Freeform Turning or Copy Turning.

Facing is also called end planing.

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