Lathes are a machine tool mainly used for shaping pieces of metal, wood or other materials. The device works by spinning the material to perform various functions such as cutting, sanding, or drilling with different tools that are implemented to the work piece. Operating a lathe can sometimes be a difficult undertaking, but by paying close attention to the necessary steps required you can continuously create accurate parts.
Lathes are commonly offered with a variable-ratio gear-train that is used to help drive the main lead-screw, allowing different thread pitches to be cut. On some of the newer affordable models as well as older, the gear trains are changed by swapping gears with various numbers of teeth onto/off of the shafts. Whereas, more modern or higher model will come with what’s called a “quick-change box” that provides commonly used ratios by the operation of a lever. In contrast, CNC lathes use computers and servomechanisms to control the rate of movement.
There are some effects from using a lathe on certain material properties. Such things as a few chemical or physical effects, but there can also be some mechanical effects, which include residual stress, micro-cracks, work-hardening, and tempering in hardened materials. Luckily these machines offer a plethora of additional tools to address these effects, all of which Myers can help you with.
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