The lathe is a machine with a tool that exploits the rotation, the scrap is the chip, it is a work to remove.
It was born as a potter's lathe and then with time the technique was perfected and started to be used also in industry.
We use them to do small jobs, like pullers or plugs, or for finishes.
The structure consists of an electric motor that transmits the rotation motion to a flat circular element, which uses the transmission belts and gears, which is the spindle where the tool that will make the rotation is placed. We mainly use the numerical control lathe, also called CNC lathe, the only difference from the others is that the processing takes place in a total automatism controlled by a computer.
The machine is equipped with a sensor that records the movements, in this way it becomes very complex to err in the processing.
The precision of the pieces that this machine works is very high, in the order of hundredths or even thousandths of a millimeter. The operator is limited to checking the data shown by the computer and possibly checking the sampled products.
This is generally the operation of a standard lathe ...
We have been using it for several years and we recommend it as an addition to your company, it allows you to do even small finishing jobs on pieces that may not have come out perfect from the milling machine.
In this case the machine is not large, it is contained. It should be followed, to take measurements and check that you have set the right processing.