CNC lathe Machining and its advantages
With digital information to control parts,CNC lathe machining is used as a kind of high-precision, high-efficiency automatic machining solution to produce high precision CNC lathe machined components. It is easier and much more effective to solve the problems of changing varieties, small batches, complex shapes, and critical demands on high precision machined parts , and flexible to both low volume and mass production.
CNC lathe machining is a widely used machining method for manufacturing precision hardware parts. The lathe turning process can handle with various types of materials, including 316, 304 stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, aluminum alloy, zinc alloy, titanium alloy, copper, iron, plastic, acrylic, POM, UHWM and other raw materials, these materials can be processed into customized square and round Parts with complex structure.
Lathe machining plays an important role during mechanical machining processing. There are two main types of machining: one is to fix the turning tool to process the unformed workpiece during rotation, and the other is to fix the workpiece. Through the high-speed rotation of the workpiece, the turning tool ( Tool holder) for precision machining. Drills, reamers, reamers, taps, dies and knurling tools can also be used on the lathe for corresponding processing. Lathes are mainly used for machining shafts, disks, sleeves and other workpieces with high precision,such as inserts, knurled handles,custom steel bushes, flanges.
The materials commonly used during lathe machining process is aluminum alloys. Compared with steel iron ,aluminum alloy materials is softer, which makes it easier for machining. Moreover, the lathe processing is difficult, the plasticity is strong, the product weight is greatly reduced, and the lathe processing parts are greatly shortened. As time goes by, the cost reduction has made aluminum alloys a best option in the field of aviation accessories. Aluminum 7075, known as aircraft grade material, is commonly used to produce high quality lathe parts as aviation components.
So, let’s get a summary on lathe turning advantages as below:
1.The accuracy of each machined surface of the workpiece can be guaranteed after CNC lathe processing
2.The cutting process is relatively stable,which is the key factor for high volume orders
3.It is a good option to do the precision machining of non-ferrous metal parts; some non-ferrous metal parts have low hardness and good plasticity, and it is difficult to obtain a smooth surface by other processing methods;
4.The lathe tool is simple which makes it easy to manufacture, sharpen and install.