Frequently Asked Question
CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control, referring to machining processes driven by computer programmes running a sequence of operations over precise intervals and dimensions. Our CNC precision machinery produces components from raw material bar stock (generally round, but also hexagonal, square, tube etc) machined down on computerised lathes with various cutting, drilling, forming and other tools. The custom parts produced are not limited to long or cylindrical designs, as the multi-axis equipment is capable of machining a wide range of intricate and complex shapes, as well as more straightforward and simple parts.
We don’t have a minimum run as such, but as our CNC machinery is designed for volume manufacture, the cost of production varies with the batch size. The cost of set-up in particular will have a greater affect on price for a small run than when spread across a larger batch, so a part made in a run of 500 will be significantly cheaper than one run in a batch of 100, with 1000 cheaper again and so on. We can happily produce small quantities if needed, but these will not have the same price benefits as larger runs. Please contact us for a quote.
Our most commonly used materials include brass, stainless or mild steel, copper, aluminium, delrin/nylon and teflon. We also machine in other materials and alloys like silver steel, titanium, magnesium bronze, beryllium copper or any bar stock machinable in turning processes. We often turn products using customer supplied materials where suitable.
Our regular volume production processes use materials up to 32mm in diameter. We also have machining centre facilities handling material up to 1000mm x 500mm x 500mm, though repetition turning is our specialty.
We can custom machine parts from bar stock as small as 3mm in diameter, which can in turn be machined down to sizes of less than 1mm. Fine detail and intricate designs are a special feature of our CNC equipment.
We frequently make part designs that involve further processing such as plating and heat treatment, for which we have our own reliable and preferred subcontractors. Typical processes include electro-plating in finishes like bright nickel, silver, gold or to custom specifications, electro-less plating and heat treatment for case hardening etc. Other finishing operations can also be sourced, depending on the job requirements.
We aim to have all quotes returned within two working days, often sooner, though this may take a little longer if we need to wait on replies from suppliers on specialised materials, tooling etc. Depending on the complexity of the part, we may take extra time to examine a number of methods of production to select the most effective, and also may get in touch with you to clarify technical details or to discuss possible changes that may improve the function or manufacture of your design. Please contact us for an obligation free quote.
GT Turning’s precision parts are made with the highest quality using only the best materials for your job. We ensure great service with on-time delivery and flexibility to allow for urgent requests. The company’s CNC engineering equipment provides consistent results for product conformance, backed up by high precision inspection equipment and programmes. As GT Turning are Australian owned and operated, you can be assured that the finished product is of utmost quality.
Terms and Condition
Definitions – In the interpretation of these terms and conditions in addition to the terms elsewhere defined or unless the context otherwise requires
The Seller – means Gordon Technologies Pty Limited and/or any of its related or subsidiary companies.
The Buyer – means a Company, person, business or party to any contractual arrangement with the Seller, subject to these terms and conditions.
Delivery – means the collection of the goods from the Seller’s premises by or on behalf of the Buyer.
Ex Works – means that the Seller’s only obligation is to make the goods available to the Buyer at the Seller’s usual point of delivery of such goods for loading on the conveyors to be provided by the Buyer. The Buyer shall bear the full cost and risk involved in bringing the goods from the Seller’s works or factory to the Buyer’s required destination.
Indent Order – means an order placed with the Seller by the Buyer whereby the Seller, in order to satisfy that order, is required to specifically purchase goods or services from a third party because such goods or services are not usually stocked or provided by the Seller.
Standard Products – means the product usually stocked by the Seller.
Sales Contract – means the contract made between the Seller and the Buyer for the supply of goods or services.
Goods – means all goods supplied by the Seller to the Buyer.
Services – means all serviced provided by the Seller to the Buyer.
Return of Materials Authorisation – means the document approved and issued from time to time by the Seller authorising the return of goods by the Buyer to the Seller in accordance with the terms and conditions contained therein.
Unless otherwise specified in writing by the Seller, the following terms and conditions are deemed to be incorporated in and form part of any and all of the Seller’s quotations and/or sales contracts (express or implied) for the supply of goods and/or services to the Buyer and supersede all terms and conditions previously issued by the Seller. No sales contract for the supply of goods and/or services shall exist between the Seller and the Buyer except upon these terms and conditions unless agreed to in writing by the Seller. Any order by the Buyer is deemed to be an order incorporating these terms and conditions notwithstanding variations or inconsistencies in the Buyer’s order.
Unless otherwise specified in writing payment of the full amount must be made in advance or in cash on delivery. If the Seller otherwise agrees in writing to payment other than cash on delivery the Seller reserves the right to charge interest on overdue amounts owing to it without prior notice to the Buyer at the rate of two per centum (2%) per month or at such other rate as may be fixed from time to time by the Seller such interest to be computed from the date a payment becomes overdue until such monies are paid in full. The Seller reserves the right to set a minimum invoice value from time to time and at its discretion reserves the right at any time to withhold supply to the Buyer of further goods and services in the event the Buyer fails to comply with the Seller’s terms of payment or for any other reason.
Unless otherwise agreed by the Seller in writing pursuant to quotation the price for goods supplied and services provided shall be the Seller’s current price list for such goods and services as at the time of delivery of goods or provision of services. Any quotations given by the Seller are subject to written confirmation. All prices and quotations are given Ex Works the Seller and are exclusive of any tax impost duty and other levies. The costs of freight of goods shall in all circumstances remain the sole responsibility of the Buyer. The Seller eserves the right at any time to between the time of quotation and/or order and the date of delivery of goods or provision of services to make reasonable adjustments to prices and quotations given where there has occurred fluctuations in the Seller’s cost for labour, materials, goods or transport. In the event of fluctuations or changes in exchange rates or duties the Seller reserves the right at any time between the time of quotation and/or order and the date of delivery and/or invoicing of the goods or services to increase its selling price for such goods or services.
All dates and times quoted by the Seller for delivery despatch or performance of any obligation by the Seller are estimates only and the Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever or howsoever arising as a result or consequence of any delay in delivery, installation or other provision of services arising from or as a result of any circumstances of whatever nature which are outside the Seller’s control including but without affecting or limiting the generality of the foregoing any acts of God, acts of the public enemy, acts of the Buyer, it’s employees, agents or subcontractors, fire, flood, earthquake, unusually severe weather conditions, explosion, strike, lockout or other industrial act or dispute or the breakdown or damage of plant or equipment, navailability, inadequacy or shortage of materials labour power supplies or transport facilities or any order or discretion of any government or statutory authority or instrumentality and the Seller shall have such an extension of time as may be necessary to perform its obligations hereunder. The Buyer shall not be relieved of any obligation to accept or pay for goods or services by reason of any delay in delivery, despatch or the performance of any obligation by the Seller. The Seller reserves the right to deliver by way of instalments and each instalment shall be deemed to be sold under a separate sales contract. The Buyer shall not be entitled to rescind or repudiate the sales contract for failure to deliver any instalment.
Subject to prior written approval of the Seller
- (a) the Buyer’s sales contract may be cancelled completely or in part provided that a cancellation fee of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) or twenty five per centum (25%) of the value of the cancelled sales contract (whichever is the greater) shall be payable by the Buyer. Such fee shall become immediately due and payable upon cancellation, and/or
- (b) pursuant to a Return of Materials Authorisation, the Buyer may return any goods provided that such goods are returned (with specific identification of the goods so as to correspond with details contained on the Return of Materials Authorisation) within fourteen days from the date of delivery and the goods are in the same condition as when originally delivered to the Buyer. The Buyer pays to the Seller a restocking fee of not less than twenty five per centum (25%) of the invoiced value of the goods (with a minimum fee of $150.00) and all freight charges in respect of the returned goods have been prepaid by the Buyer.
The Seller will pack work to standards applicable to the type of goods. If the Buyer requires special packaging additional charges will apply.
Designs and specifications of Seller’s products are subject to change without notice provided the changes to not materially affect performance.
The Seller reserves the right to deliver goods to a quantity or percentage more or less than the exact quantity specified.
Such variation in quantities shall not exceed five per centum (5%). Without in any way derogating from the above the Seller shall not be liable in any way for failure to deliver the exact number of goods invoiced unless a claim for any short delivery is received in writing by the Seller within seven (7) days from the date of the initial delivery.
All warranties and conditions expressed or implied by Statute equity common law custom trade usage or otherwise howsoever are to the extent permitted by law expressly excluded from the sales contract. The Buyer acknowledges that neither the Seller nor any agent or other person purporting to act on its behalf has made any representation or given any promise or undertaking which is not expressly set out in the sales contract whether as to the fitness of the goods for any particular purpose or any other matter.
The Buyer acknowledges that without relying on the skill or judgement of the Seller or any agent or other person purporting to act on its behalf it has determined that goods conforming to the contract description will be for its purposes. Any description of the goods used in the sales contract is for identification only and shall not constitute a contract of sale by description. The provisions of the clause shall not apply insofar as their application is prevented by the Trade Practices Act 1974 or any other Sate or Territory laws.
The Seller reserves the following rights in relation to the goods until all accounts owed by the Buyer to the Seller are fully paid
- 1. ownership of the goods
- 2. to enter the Buyer’s premises (or the premises of any associated company or agent where the goods are located) without liability for trespass or any resulting damage and retake possession of the goods
- 3. to keep or resell any goods repossessed pursuant to 2 above. If the goods are resold, or products manufactured using the goods are sold, by the Buyer
Buyer shall hold such part of the proceeds of any such sale as represents the invoice price of the goods sold or used in the manufacture of the goods sold in a separate identifiable account as the beneficiary property of the Seller upon request. Notwithstanding the provisionsabove, the Seller shall be entitled to maintain an action against the Buyer for the purchase price and the risk of the goods shall pass to the Buyer upon delivery.