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Centre Lathe

Parts and Processes

Parallel Turning This makes the diameter of a bar smaller.
Facing Off Moving the tool parallel to the chuck face will clean and square the end of a bar or a billet.
Knurling This puts diamond shaped indentations onto a work-piece as a design or a grip.
Taper Turning This will put a point onto the end of a bar.
Chamfering This will remove the sharp edge on a round bar.
Parting Off A process will cuts a finished component of a round bar or can be used to put a groove on the surface
Center Drilling Marks the center of a bar in preparation for drilling
Drilling A process used to bore a hole.
Reaming A process used to improve the accuracy of a drilled hole and to make the inside of the hole smoother
Leadscrew This allows automatic feed of the carriage so the operator does not have to use the hand-wheel to move the tool while turning.
Feedshaft This allows automatic feed of the carriage for screw cutting
Face Plate This is used with a driving pin and mandrel to turn long tapers. The face-plate does not have any jaws.
Fixed Steady This bolts to the bed of the lathe to support work as it is being machined and prevent it from moving away from the tool
Travelling Steady This moves with the tool and supports long work while it is being turned. It prevents the working pushing away from the tool.
Created by: Engineeringmcs