Posted in Mechanical Engineering

Basic Functional Principles of Machine Tool Operations

Machine Tools produce desired geometrical surfaces on solid bodies (preformed blanks) and for that they are basically comprised of; Devices for firmly holding the tool and work Drives for providing power and motions to the tool and work Kinematic system to transmit motion and power from the sources to the tool-work Automation and control systems Structural body to support and accommodate those systems with sufficient strength and rigidity. For material removal by machining, the work and the tool need relative movements and those motions and required power are derived from the power source(s) and transmitted through the kinematic system(s) comprised…