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Manufacturing Processes - CNC Machining

 

Manufacturing: Machining


Machining Processes

 
Conventional Machine Tools

 

Lathe

A lathe, the oldest and most common type of turning machine, holds and rotates metal or wood while a cutting tool shapes the material. The tool may be moved parallel to or across the direction of rotation to form parts that have a cylindrical or conical shape or to cut threads. With special attachments, a lathe may also be used to produce flat surfaces, as a milling machine does, or it may drill or bore holes in the workpiece.

 




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