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A lathe is a basic two-axis machine tool that consists of a headstock with spindle, a chuck for holding the part, a lathe bed, carriage and cross-slide, tool turret and tailstock. The workpiece is loaded into the chuck and rotated while a cutting tool moves across it for specific cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, contouring, facing and other turning operations.

Lathes: Articles

Sneak Preview of IMTS 2022

168 Mfg, coolant system

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will take place September 12-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Here is a sneak peek as to what exhibitors’ plan to showcase.

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will take place September 12-17 at...

Manufacturing is the Secondary Operation for This CNC Machining Shop

Plethora Corp. on-demand CNC machining

San Francisco-based Plethora Corp. shaves as much time as possible from the iterative design process. After developing software that enables customers to design for the shop’s capabilities in real time, this 2017 start-up delivers prototypes and production runs within three days.

San Francisco-based Plethora Corp. shaves as much time as possible from the...

Acquiring Complex Machined Parts in the “No Bid Zone”

Pharmaceutical equipment builders demand machined components with such ultra-high tolerances and complexity that many precision shops must pass on jobs that are simply too difficult or beyond their capability. Who can they turn to?

Pharmaceutical equipment builders demand machined components with such ultra-high tolerances and complexity...

Rebuilding American Manufacturing, One Veteran at a Time

With Video

A perfect storm: One million veterans leave the service every five years as a projected two million manufacturing jobs go unfilled in the U.S. over the next decade due to lack of skilled labor. Take a closer look at how veterans are forging new careers in metalworking through Workshops for Warriors – and how manufacturers can put skin in the game with support.

A perfect storm: One million veterans leave the service every five years...
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AMCON
October 5 - 6, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah
Design-2-Part Southern California
October 12 - 13, 2022
Long Beach, California
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October 25 - 27, 2022
Rosemont, Illinois
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October 26 - 27, 2022
Akron, Ohio
SEMA
November 1 - 4, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada
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November 8 - 10, 2022
Atlanta, Georgia
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