Machining Operations Usually Done In Centre Lathes ~ MECHTECH GURU

Machining Operations Usually Done In Centre Lathes

 Machining Operations Usually Done In Centre Lathes

The machining operations generally carried out in centre lathes are :
  •  Facing
  •  Centering
  • Rough and finish turning
  • Chamfering, shouldering, grooving, recessing etc
  • Axial drilling and reaming by holding the cutting tool in the tailstock barrel
  • Taper turning by
  1. offsetting the tailstock
  2. swivelling the compound slide
  3. using form tool with taper over short length
  4. using taper turning attachment if available
  5. combining longitudinal feed and cross feed, if feasible.
  • Boring (internal turning); straight and taper
  • Forming; external and internal
  • Cutting helical threads; external and internal
  • Parting off
  • Knurling

In addition to the aforesaid regular machining operations, some more operations are also occasionally done, if desired, in centre lathes by mounting suitable attachments available in the market, such as,

  • Grinding, both external and internal by mounting a grinding attachment on the saddle
  • Copying (profiles) by using hydraulic copying attachment
  • Machining long and large threads for lead screws, power-screws, worms etc. by using thread milling attachment.

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