CNC LATHE Machining

A lathe is a machine toll which rotates the workpiece on its axis to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, or deformation with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object which has symmetry about an axis of rotation.
Lathes can be used to shape pottery. Most suitably equipped metalworking lathes can also be used to produce most solids of revolution, plane surfaces and screw threads or helices.
We are using the CNC lathes to replace the older production lathes (multispindle, etc.) due to their ease of setting and operation. They are designed to use modern carbide tooling and fully use modern processes. The part may be designed and the toolpaths programmed by the CAD/CAM process, and the resulting file uploaded to the machine, and once set and trialled the machine will continue to turn out parts under the occasional supervision of an operator.

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Milling machines can perform a vast number of operations, from simple (e.g., slot and keyway cutting, planning, drilling) to complex (e.g., contouring, diesinking). Work piece and cutter movement are precisely controlled to 0.001mm. A milling machines may be manually operated, mechanically automated, or digitally automated via computer numerical control (CNC).
We are using the CNC milling machines (also called machining centers) which are computer controlled vertical mills with the ability to move the spindle vertically along the Z-axis. This extra degree of freedom permits their use in diesinking, engraving applications, and 2.5D surfaces such as relief sculptures. When combined with the use of conical tools or a ball nose cutter, it also significantly improves milling precision without impacting speed, providing a cost-efficient alternative to most flat-surface hand-engraving work.