What processing machine tools do you know about CNC Machining?

cnc lathe machining

cnc lathe machining

In machining, several operations occur in a planned sequence to achieve the best results. We cover three of the most common operations including turning, drilling, and milling. CNC Machining is a very common and versatile manufacturing process. Thus, it’s possible to machine various types of material using these three methods. Metals, plastics, composites, and wood are all possible workpiece materials.

 I.    Lathe Type

According to different uses and structures, lathes are mainly divided into horizontal lathes, floor lathes, and vertical lathes.

Turret lathes, single-spindle automatic lathes, multi-spindle automatic and semi-automatic lathes, profiling lathes and multi-tools

Lathes and various specialized lathes, such as camshaft lathes, crankshaft lathes, wheel lathes, shovel teeth lathe. Among all lathes, horizontal lathes are the most widely used. Horizontal machining size The tolerance level can reach IT8~IT7, and the surface roughness Ra value can reach 1.6um. In recent years, computing Machine technology is widely used in the machine tool manufacturing industry, followed by the emergence of CNC lathes, turning processing Heart and other mechatronics products.


II.    The scope of application of lathe 

1.     Horizontal lathe, suitable for turning inner and outer cylindrical surfaces, conical surfaces, forming rotary surfaces and annular grooves, turning sections and various threads, drilling, reaming, reaming, tapping, threading and knurling and other processes. Although the degree of automation of ordinary horizontal lathes is low, and the auxiliary time in the processing process is also more, but because of its wide processing range and good general performance, this type of machine tool has been widely used and popularized in the machining industry, is one of the typical representative processing equipment in our machinery industry, and it is also one of the indispensable processing equipment in the machinery processing industry.

2.     Vertical lathe, suitable for the processing of various frame and shell parts, and also suitable for processing the inner and outer cylindrical surfaces, conical surfaces, end surfaces, grooves, cutting, drilling, expanding, and reaming of various parts And other processing, with the help of additional devices, processing procedures such as threading, turning face, profiling, milling and grinding can also be realized.


III. Machining equipment

1.Boring machine

  boring machine is suitable for plane milling and hole processing of single or small batch production parts in machining workshops. The end of the spindle box is designed with a flat-rotating radial tool post, which can accurately boring larger holes and planes. In addition, drilling, reaming and threading can be performed. 


  Machine tools that use abrasives (grinding wheels, belts, oilstones or abrasives, etc.) as tools to cut the surface of the workpiece are collectively referred to as grinders. The grinder can process a variety of surfaces, such as internal and external cylindrical and conical surfaces, flat surfaces, gear tooth profile surfaces, spiral surfaces and various shaped surfaces, etc. It can also sharpen tools and cut off, etc. The process range is very wide. Because the grinding process is easy to obtain high machining accuracy and good surface quality, the grinder is mainly used in the finishing of parts, especially the finishing of hardened steel parts and high-hardness special materials.


 lathes are mainly used for processing various rotating surfaces and end faces of rotating bodies. Such as turning inner and outer cylindrical surfaces, conical surfaces, ring grooves and forming revolving surfaces, turning end faces and various commonly used threads, and processing various special-shaped surfaces with process equipment. Drilling, reaming, reaming, knurling, etc. can also be done on the lathe.

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