History of Lathe from Beginning of Machine Tool InventionLATHE – Longitudinal Axis Tool Holding EquipmentLathe – Introduct...
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  1. 1. History of Lathe from Beginning of Machine Tool InventionLATHE – Longitudinal Axis Tool Holding EquipmentLathe – IntroductionDMTG Extra Heavy Duty LatheLathe is a machine widely used for wood works and machining of metalparts. Lathe is a machine which turns the work piece against a machine tool. The Lathe is used for facing,turning, knurling, taper cutting, threading, gear cutting and many other metal and wood works.History of LatheLathe is a very ancient tool and its first use dates back to 1300 BC in Egypt. Lathe was also known andused in Assyria and Greece. Ancient Romans came to know about this machine and they furtherdeveloped this machine. During the medieval period, the use of this machine had spread to most partsof Europe and it was during the Industrial revolution when this machine gained popularity with its use inall the industries. After the development of electronics, automated lathes have been developed.Evolution of LatheThe first lathe was a simple lathe which was is now referred to as two person lathe. One person wouldturn the wood work piece using rope and the other person would shape the work piece using a sharptool. This design was improved by Ancient Romans who added a turning bow which eased the woodwork. Later a pedal (as in manual sewing machines) was used for rotating the work piece. This type oflathe is called “spring pole” lathe which was used till the early decades of the 20th century. In 1772, ahorse-powered boring machine was installed which was used for making canons. During the Industrialrevolution, steam engines and water wheels were attached to the lathe to turn the work piece at higherspeed which made the work faster and easier. After 1950, many new designs were made whichimproved the precision of work.
  2. 2. Lathes are classified depending upon their application and functionality asLight duty lathe – These machines find their application in automobile, electronic, electrical industriesand are manufactured from quality tested raw materials.Medium duty lathe – These machines are powerful than the light duty lathes and can work on biggerwork pieces and have more strength than the light duty lathes.Heavy duty late – These machines are manufactured from highest grades of materials like iron andsteel. They are designed for high precision heavy duty operations.All geared lathe – In all geared lathe, all the rotating components of the machine are driven by the samesource at different speeds by using gears to perform various operations.Imported lathe – Imported lathes are high quality lathes used for high precision operations.Depending upon the modes of operation, the lathes can be classified asManual lathe – In these lathes, the tool handling is done manually and so the precision of work alsodepends upon the skill of the person handling the machine.CNC Lathe – CNC lathes are completely automated lathes. We just have to feed the instructions into thecomputer and the lathe will perform the operations according to the data fed to the computer.
  3. 3. Benefits of Advanced LatheWith the development of electronics and automation engineering, advanced computer controlled latheshave been developed. The advanced lathe machines have many benefits over the conventional lathes. Inconventional lathes, the lathe operator checks the dimensions regularly to get perfect precision and thetime taken to complete the work is more for high precision works. This is very important because if heremoves excess metal from the work piece, the whole work piece will be a waste which will result in lossof money and time. In automated CNC lathes, the feedback system continuously monitors thedimensions and so they complete the operation in a short time with high accuracy. The loss is minimal inautomated lathes; they are much faster and more efficient in terms of accuracy.SummaryLathe is a very important machine in engineering which is used in most of the fields. They are used forDiamond turning, ornamental turning, metal spinning, glass working, thermal spraying and many otheroperations. Lathe work is found in most of the products which we use in our day to day life. Lathe willremain as an important machine at all times.This article has been taken from Source: http://www.yashmachine.com/blog/history-of-lathe-from-beginning-of-machine-tool-invention

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