With our advanced vertical turning lathes (VTLs) equipment manufactured by Okuma including two CNC VTLs, Heartland Enterprises is leading the way in vertical turning operations. Our capabilities include producing large disks, rings, and other highly engineered parts for a variety of industries.

Highlights of our CNC vertical turning capabilities include:

  • Large vertical turning projects up to 42″ diameter
  • Typical production runs range from 5 to 1,000 pieces, we’re also fully equipped for high volume production runs

Certifications & Quality

As an AS9100D / ISO9001:2015 certified organization, we pride ourselves in supporting large OEMs with disciplined quality control processes in order to ensure the best work possible. We strive to serve our customers with distinction and act as a long term partner for companies in the aerospace, military, agriculture, oil & gas, power generation, and semiconductor industries.

Material Capabilities

We are capable of CNC vertical turning a diverse range of materials including:

Secondary Operations

Besides our large diameter CNC vertical turning capabilities, we offer in-house secondary services that include honing, thread forming, cylindrical grinding, and phosphating.  Our carefully vetted, highly reliable outsource partners can assist with thermal spray coating, flame hardening, Blanchard grinding, heat treating, ion or salt nitriding, carburizing, stress relieving, and induction hardening.  Our services are turnkey and we take the lead in all raw materials purchasing, machining, shipping, and subcontracting for an array of projects.

Case Study:

Acquiring the proper equipment to efficiently execute a job
Job Description

Client in the fracking industry needed a 200 lb. forging machined.


As the client’s needs evolved and increased quantities were needed, manufacturing with existing equipment was inefficient and became costly.


To provide pricing relief, Heartland adjusted by investing $500K in a cell that included a dual spindle CNC vertical turning lathe, CNC mill, and a gantry system to efficiently move the heavy parts. By acquiring the proper equipment, we were able to increase capacity and execute the job while keeping pricing aggressive for the client.

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Machining Process Turning
Large Diameter Turning
Large Swing Turning
Equipment 2 vertical CNC machining centers
Maximum Swing Diameter 42 in
Maximum Swing Over Cross Slide 24 in
Maximum Part Length 36 in
Threading As per customer specification
CNC Diameter Capacity 10 to 42 in
Materials Aluminum
Cast IronAlloy SteelCarbon Steel
Duplex Stainless Steel
Inconel 718
Inconel 901
Inconel 625
Secondary Services CNC Machining
CNC Grinding
Thread Rolling
Outsourcing Capability Thermal Spray Coatings
Flame Hardening
Blanchard Grinding
Mechanical and Non-destructing testing
Heat Treating
Ion Nitriding
Salt Bath Nitriding
Stress relieving
Induction Hardening
Production Volume 5 to 10,000 pieces
Specialty Production Shop
High Volume
Available Lead Times1 4 w
1 Quoted on job by job basis

Additional Information

Industry Focus Aerospace
Gas and Oil
Power Generation
Industry Standards International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 / AS9100D
File Formats Adobe Illustrator (AI)
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format (DXF)
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES), ANSI file format.
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG or JEPG)
Product Data Exchange using STEP (PDES), Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data. A standard format for exchanging data between advanced CAD and CAM programs.
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
Standard ACIS Text (SAT)
3D ACIS Model File
SolidEdge (DFT)
Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP)
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
Unigraphics (PRT)