A lathe is useful to serve different functions. This is the common machines found everywhere. It is a tool that is easier to use and is also fun to use. Lathes are helpful in cutting into very smaller pieces quickly in a less setup time and on using a 4 or more jaw chuck, enjoy a precise work.
Lathes offer a very fine finish. Having a lathe allows to make a hole, slot, thread or cut pattern. The lathe is useful to make all types of round parts. There are milling machines used similar to a lathe, but the accuracy is not as perfect as a welding lathe, besides the milling machines are slower.
The lathes working on boat shafts even the huge ones rotate the parts you make while the tooling is fixed. Items made on lathe are found everywhere, this comprises manual, CNC, and screw machine lathes, etc.
Why to use welding lathe?
A lathe helps creating parts and features an axis of rotation, such that the features are symmetrical. Generally, the lathe is used to create a shape and it may take few days based on the tools available, material, skill and patience. Having a lathe means less than a minute the work appears highly repeatable and this is to obtain more precision and accuracy that there is very less or no variation in parts.
A work piece is made to rotate so that it generates features such as screw threads offering more advantages to assemble and fasten parts into larger devices and assemblies. For instance the car motor that includes wheels, pistons, crank shaft, drive shaft, drive train rotating, the drive train linkage parts, brake rotors, steering wheel column, rounded parts for precision fitting, and lots more.
The lathe is a hobby tool to use that makes model parts. You can replace the poor quality door knobs with lathe made knobs. In fact, in your home, the other lathe made products include:
- Washing machine
- Plumbing valves
Lathes also are good for tiny works such as on watches to the enormous size propeller shafts making. The repeatability of the welding lathe results in precision and this makes it appropriate for use. It provides rotary motion and is efficient to produce parts that need to be reproduced in the same type or size.