Chapter 2: Lathe Machine – Manufacturing ProcessesThe lathe is a very versatile and important machine to know how to operate. This machine rotates a cylindrical object against a tool that the individual controls. The lathe is the forerunner of all machine tools. The work is held and rotated on its axis while the cutting tool is advanced along the line of a desired cut. The lathe is one of the most versatile machine tools used in industry. With suitable attachments, the lather may be used for turning, tapering, form turning, screw cutting, facing, dulling, boring, spinning, grinding, polishing operation. Cutting operations are performed with a cutting tool fed either parallel or at right angles to the axis of the work.
Learning to Use a Lathe, Part 1: Basic operation and facing cut
Operating the Manual Lathe
The following outlines basic operation and etiquette for milling parts on the manual lathe. Press the E-stop. Clean and clear the lathe. Secure the workpiece. Select and install the cutting tool.
In this article, you will learn about what are the different types of lathe machine operations performed on the lathe machine. Lathe machine performs the different operations such as turning, facing, taper turning, knurling, grooving, parting off, thread cutting, reaming etc. To perform different lathe machine operations on a lathe, the workpiece may be supported and driven by any one of the following methods:. Lathe machine operations done either by holding the workpiece between centres or by a chuck are:. Lathe machine operations which are performed by holding the work by a chuck or a faceplate or an angle plate are:. It is the most common type of operation in all lathe machine operations.
Lathe Machine Operation
So let me give you the introduction of the lathe machine tool. The Lathe was invented by Jacques de Vaucanson around 1. The Lathe Machine is an ancient tool. At the very early stage this machine was developed around BC at that time there was not developed so many parts expect headstock and Tailstock. But during the industrial revolution Metalworking lathe evolved into heavier machines with thicker, more rigid parts. Between 19 and 20 century the electric motor is replaced line shafting as a power source. Then in , the servomechanism is applied to control lathe and other machine tools by numeric, Direct numerical control machine.