The basic principles of a lathe have remained unchanged for centuries. An object is held at two ends and rotated at high speeds while an operator applies blades or other cutting tools to reshape the object. Conventional lathes do not use computer-assisted controls. At Cadorath, these lathes are used for a variety of materials, such as shafts, plungers, wear rings, and for general surface repairs with engineered coatings. This conventional method is capable of restoring parts to “like-new” condition.
ADVANTAGES OF CONVENTIONAL LATHE
- More flexibility in machining than many other shaping machines.
- Typically used for facing, turning, drilling or boring metal workpieces.
ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT
Dating back to the 13th century, archeologists have discovered evidence in Greece of early uses of the lathe. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, the role of the lathe became increasingly significant, making lathe machines a crucial building block in the modern era.
Although giving way to the more sophisticated computerized technologies, conventional lathes are still widely used for multiple applications.
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OUR MACHINING CAPABILITIES:
|Conventional Milling||CNC Milling|
|Internal Grinding||External Grinding|
|Conventional Lathe||CNC Lathe|