A Build-Your-Own Open Source CNC Lathe Machine

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Aug 15, 2017 // By:Balaji Baskaran // No Comment

Industrial revolution that had led to the emergence of modern era has its roots in the Lathe
machine. Widely known as the ‘Mother of machine tools’, Lathe works by removing materials
from a workpiece to give a desired shape and size. Various material removing operations such
as facing, turning, chamfering, knurling, grooving etc can be performed with it. In the past,
mechanized power generated by water wheels and steam engines was used to operate lathe,
imparting a certain degree of control to it. But it’s not until the 1950s that servomechanisms
were applied to the control, coupling with the computers to yield Computer Numerical Control
(CNC) lathe. Today CNC lathe machines are being used in almost all manufacturing industries.
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CNC Lathe Manual

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