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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.

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.

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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

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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...

Going Deep: Oil and Gas

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As the oil and gas industry explores new technology to innovate, minimize costs, and help contribute to achieving a lower-emissions environment, equipment and parts suppliers must dig deep to find ways to reduce their costs, improve their delivery times and increase component quality. Here are some of the latest machine tools and other equipment that can help them get the job done.

As the oil and gas industry explores new technology to innovate, minimize...

Making Step Changes in Productivity

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Take a closer look at how these two British suppliers to the oil and gas industry are investing in advanced machining technologies to speed up production, reduce operating costs, ensure higher part quality, and future-proof their manufacturing capabilities to further increase the confidence of their customers.

Take a closer look at how these two British suppliers to the...
Lathes: Products

User-Friendly Dual Programming of Lathes

Acu-Rite’s TURNPWR lathe

Designed for turning machine tools with up to two axes, TURNPWR control by Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand of digital readouts, linear scales, and controls gives machinists the option to program via a conversational format or use G-code.

Designed for turning machine tools with up to two axes, TURNPWR control...

Heavy-Duty CNC Lathes Feature Monoblock Cast Iron Beds

Romi Machine Tools’ C Series lathe

Nine C Series flatbed CNC lathes from Romi Machine Tools are designed for heavy applications in the mining, aerospace, steel mill, and oil-and-gas industries. All key components are manufactured in-house to ensure quality.

Nine C Series flatbed CNC lathes from Romi Machine Tools are designed...

Economical Solution for Machining Small Parts

Palmgren’s CNC slant bed lathe

Available in 5- and 8-inch models, Palmgren’s CNC slant bed lathe offers helpful features and top performance at an attractive price. The turning center’s small footprint makes it an excellent option for shops that need a second-operation machine or additional chuck.

Available in 5- and 8-inch models, Palmgren’s CNC slant bed lathe offers...
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