Mandrel is used for holding and rotating a hollow piece of work that has been previously drilled. The work is revolves with the mandrel, which is mounted between two center.
A chuck is a one of the most important devices for holding and rotating a piece of work in a lathe.
The tool post is an essential part in the lathe machine. The tool post is located on the top of the compound rest to hold the tool and enable it to be adjusted to a convenient working position on the lathe machine.
The carriage of a lathe machine has several parts that serve to support, move and control the cutting tool. The carriage is consists of following parts.
Tail stock is located on the lathe inner ways at the right hand end of the bed. The tail stock used for supports the other end of the work when it is being machined between centers.
Head stock spindle is usually of a large diameter to resists bending and it should be aligned with the lathe machine axis and accurately machined for producing true of work surface.
Lathe machine is a combination of many parts which works together to perform a desire function. This machine is a basic machine is used in every metal forming industry.
Lathe machines are widely used in workshops with desired sizes. The term swing denotes maximum diameter of the work and which can be accommodated on the lathe.
Special purpose lathe machines are used according to the work progress we know the some of the lathe machines.
Bench lathe is a very small lathe and is mounted on a separately prepared bench. The bench type lathe machine is used for small and precision