Equipment availability: Q3 2014
Faith’s new Haas ST-45 Slant-Bed CNC Lathe is a high-performance turning center providing heavy cutting ability, extreme rigidity, and high thermal stability. These large-capacity machines offer the best combination of performance and value in their class and increase our capabilities for large part production machining.
The slant bed style lathe with its 34.5″ swing, large 7″ hole through spindle, additional horsepower (2,100 ft-lb @ 150 rpm), 12-station bolt-on turret — provides even larger part production with faster turn around.
The 18″ chuck and massive turret tackles parts of 25.5″ diameter, up to 44″ long!
High-precision, large work-piece capacity and the skills to operate — ready for your next challenge!
About Machine Shops
Our Machine Shop is a set of buildings with multiple machine tools/work centers, various other equipment and skilled labour to manufacture and/or repair parts. The production can consist of cutting, shaping, drilling, finishing, etc. We also function as a Job Shop by handling job production as a custom/bespoke or semi-custom/bespoke manufacturing process. Some manufactured parts are manually machined while others are more automated. Automation starts with computer numerical control (CNC) machines and leads to computer-integrated manufacturing where production and production design are integrated into CAD/CAM.  
A lathe is a machine tool which rotates the workpiece on its axis to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, or deformation with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object which has symmetry about an axis of rotation. Metalworking lathes are used to produce most solids of revolution, plane surfaces and screw threads or helices. The material can be held in place by either one or two centers, at least one of which can be moved horizontally to accommodate varying material lengths. 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.
Metal is removed from the workpiece using a hardened cutting tool, which is usually fixed to a solid movable mounting, either a tool-post or a turret, which is then moved against the workpiece using hand-wheels and/or computer controlled motors. These (cutting) tools come in a wide range of sizes and shapes depending upon their application. Some common styles are diamond, round, square and triangular.