Lathes are tools used for the shaping of metal and wood. They are used in industrial settings to produce parts with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. Lathes can be powered manually, or by electricity.
Types of Lathes
Industrial metal lathes are the most common type of lathe found in industrial settings. PM lathes are specialized machines that use precision machining techniques to create complex shapes with extreme accuracy. Power lathes have higher torque and speed than manual lathes, allowing them to make more intricate shapes.
How Lathes are Made
Lathe construction requires various materials such as metals, plastics, and composites. It also requires a variety of technologies such as CNC machining, 3D printing, laser cutting, and more. The configuration of the machine is also important; some machines have a bed that slides while others have stationary beds.
Industries that use Lathes
Lathe operators work in many industries including automotive manufacturing, aerospace engineering, medical device production, jewelry making and more. Professionals in these fields rely on lathe machines for their precise shape-cutting capabilities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Brands of Lathes does Zoro Carry?
We carry many of the top brands and manufacturers including DAYTON, SHARP, JET EQUIPMENT, and many more.
What Voltage for Lathes are available?
At Zoro we carry a wide assortment including some of the most common Voltage choices such as 115 V, 115/230V AC, and 115V AC.
What are some popular options available within Lathes?
Within our Lathes collection, Lathe, Lathes, and FibaLath(R) Fiberglass Lath options are some of the most popular items we sell.
Which features are most common for Lathes?
Some common characteristics of Lathes are the Voltage, Motor HP, and Phase.