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Center Lathe Machine Craft, Design & Processes

The centre lathe or metal turning lathe is a machine used to turn metal or plastic bar into cylindrical shapes. In addition there are my other operations that can be done on this type of lathe. The work, which usually rotates towards the operator, can be griped securely in a chuck, bolted to a face plate or set up between two centres. The cutting tool, mounted on a tool post on the top of the carriage can be moved along the bed or at right angles to it. The length ways movement (or traverse) of the cutting tool produces a…

Posted in Lathe Machine Mechanical Engineering

Lathe Anatomy in Details

Lathes come in all makes and sizes, from bench top models to industrial heavyweights, but the basic design is the same on all lathes. A rigid bed supports a stationary headstock and a tailstock that can be moved to accommodate wood blanks of various lengths. A motor turns a spindle mounted in the headstock, which in turn drives the work. The illustration on the facing page shows a composite wood turning lathe combining the features of many lathes. I call this lathe “Everylathe” because there is probably no lathe that would have all of the features shown-at least at an…

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Broaching Machine and Its Key Parts

Broaching is a method of removing metal by pushing or pulling a cutting tool called a broach. The tool may be pulled or pushed through the surface to be finished. Surface is finished by broaching flat or contoured and may be either internal or external. Broaching is generally limited to the removal of about 6 mm of stock or less.  Different types of broaches are used for different types of work. Some of the broaches and product of broaching machine are shown in images below. The term broaching may have been derived from an ancient roman word braccus, which meant…