Lathe Practice. Introduction. Lathe is a machine, which removes the metal from a piece of work to the required shape &size. Types of Lathe. Engine Lathe The most common form of lathe, motor driven and comes in large variety of sizes and shapes. Bench Lathe
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Lathe is a machine, which removes the metal from a piece of work to the required shape &size
Types of Lathe
Turning:produce straight, conical, curved, or grooved workpieces
Facing: to produce a flat surface at the end of the part or for making face grooves.
Boring: to enlarge a hole or cylindrical cavity made by a previous process or to produce circular internal grooves.
Drilling: to produce a hole by fixing a drill in the tailstock
Threading: to produce external or internal threads
Knurling: to produce a regularly shaped roughness on cylindrical surfaces
Single point cutting tool
Work Holding Devices
Fig : (a) and (b) Schematic illustrations of a draw-in-type collets. The workpiece is placed in the collet hole, and the conical surfaces of the collet are forced inward by pulling it with a draw bar into the sleeve. (c) A push-out type collet. (d) Workholding of a part on a face plate.
- For holding cylindrical stock centered.
- For facing/center drilling the end of your aluminum stock
- This is independent chuck generally has four jaws , which are adjusted individually on the chuck face by means of adjusting screws
Collet chuck is used to hold small workpieces
Thin jobs can be held by means of magnetic chucks.
A mild steel rod having 50 mm diameter and 500 mm length is to be turned on a lathe. Determine the machining time to reduce the rod to 45 mm in one pass when cutting speed is 30 m/min and a feed of 0.7 mm/rev is used.
Given data: D = 50 mm, Lj= 500 mm
v = 30 m/min, f = 0.7 mm/rev
Substituting the values of v and D in
V = ΠDN/1000 M/min
Required spindle speed as: N = 191 rpm
Determine the angle at which the compound rest would be swiveled for cutting a taper on a work piece having a length of 150 mm and outside diameter 80 mm. The smallest diameter on the tapered end of the rod should be 50 mm and the required length of the tapered portion is 80 mm.