The Lathe: Engineers Take Note of Dimensions When Designing Components (2019)
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Lathes perform a unique role in manufacturing. Unlike all other machine tools which operate in a rectilinear space, lathes use rotation about an axis as their primary operation and create cylindrical objects with a central axis of symmetry. Lathes are used to make shafts, screws, pulleys, pins, and wheels, among countless other examples. With a CNC lathe, it is possible to machine nonsymmetrical parts, such as cams on a crank shaft. Like other machine tools, lathes can be either manually operated or CNC controlled. This article refers to high-powered metal lathes, although wood lathes can be used for some soft metals, like brass. The safety hazards, however, are different.
CitationMunro D (2019). The Lathe: Engineers Take Note of Dimensions When Designing Components. .
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ANZSRC Fields of Research40 - Engineering::4014 - Manufacturing engineering::401405 - Machine tools
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