Monday, 23 January 2017

Different Types of Lathe Machines

As we all know lathe machines are used for wood turning, metal-working, metal spinning, thermal spraying, parts reclamation and glass working. Lathes can be used to shape pottery, in best designing is known as potter wheel. Most suitable lathe working can also be used to produce most solids of revolution, plane surfaces and screw thread of helices. Other work holding methods include clamping the work about the axis of rotation using a chuck or collet or to a faceplate, using clamps or dogs. Mainly types of lathe machines include: - Speed lathes, Engine Lathes, Tool room lathes and Turret lathes.

Simple Lathes are designed simple. It contains a head-stock, tail stock and a very simple tool post. It can operate in 3-4 speeds. Its spindle speed is very high. It is used for light machine work like wood turning, metal spinning and metal polishing.

Engine lathes are the one of the common type of lathe machine. It is designed for low power operations as well as high power operations. Various lengths of machines are available. These machines can operate at a wide range of speed ratios.

Tool room lathes are versatile lathe machine. It can give better accuracy and finishing. It has a wider range of speeds and different types of feeds. It can be a great device to manufacture die.

Turret lathes are machines used for quick operations. It has various types of tool posts mounted on a single structure. As a number of tools are set up on a machine, the job can be completed very quickly with the single set-up. A capstan wheel is used to position on the next tool. A machining process can be done by using the turret lathe without moving the work-piece.

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