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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…

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Accessories of Lathe and Their Functions

A general-purpose machine tool is basically comprised of power drive and kinematic system for the essential formative and auxiliary tool – work motions and a rigid body or structure to accommodate all the above. But several additional elements or devices called accessories are also essentially required for that machines’ general functioning, mainly for properly holding and supporting the workpiece and the cutting tool depending upon the type and size of the tool – work and the machining requirements. Before reading this, you should Know basic Information about lathe and Lathe specifications. 1. Chucks Workpieces are held to the headstock spindle…

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Work Holding Devices Used in Lathe Machine

The work holding devices are used to hold and rotate the workpieces along with the spindle. Different work holding devices are used according to the shape, length, diameter and weight of the workpiece and the location of turning on the work. They are: Chucks Face plate Driving plate Catchplate Carriers Mandrels Centres Rests Chucks Workpieces of short length, large diameter and irregular shapes, which can not be mounted between centres, are held quickly and rigidly in chuck.There are different types of chucks namely, Three jaw universal chuck, Four jaw independent chuck, Magnetic chuck, Collet chuck and Combination chuck. Three Jaw…

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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…