Equipment estimated availability: Q4 2012
Another addition to the vast capabilities of FEI’s machining division is the Milltronics ML26 Toolroom / Production Lathe.
A 27″ swing, rear mounted chuck, larger 6″ hole through spindle, more horsepower, more turret positions equals larger projects with faster turn around.
One of the areas largest CNC Lathes and the skills to operate, ready for your next challenge!
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.