The turning department at ETW performs a wide variety of work, perfectly complementing the milling department.  Special tools often require complicated form turning of the bodies. Many times, tight tolerances are required when using pre-heat-treated stock. Our CNC turning centers can handle these requirements with ease.


The following is a list of some of the many styles of tool shanks ETW has turned:

  • HSK
  • ABS
  • VDI
  • CAT Taper
  • Varilock
  • Weldon
  • Morse Taper
  • Automotive ACME

CTX 400E

For jobs with smaller diameters, we have a Gildemeister CTX 400E



  • This CNC turning center features a Sandvik Capto C4/C5 12 station turret which was designed and manufactured in-house
  • This lathe has an 8” diameter chuck and a programmable tailstock
  • Maximum spindle speed is 5000 rpm


Our latest addition is the Gildemeister CTX beta 800.



  • This machine has a 12” diameter chuck with a 4” thru hole
  • It can handle stock diameters up to 16” and has longitudinal travel of 33”
  • The 12 station turret is also equipped with live tooling
  • Tailstock movement is programmable

ETW Inc. 1338 Ellis St. Suite 1 Waukesha, WI 53186  •  Phone: 262-547-2241  •  Fax: 262-547-2899