Lathe processing is a high-quality process. In single-piece production and small batch production, the use of CNC lathes to process complex-shaped parts not only improves labor productivity and processing quality, but also shortens the production preparation cycle and reduces the requirements for the technical proficiency of workers. Therefore, the realization of technological innovation and technological revolution in single-piece and small-batch production has become an important development direction. Countries around the world are also vigorously developing this new technology.

CNC lathe processing

Lathe processing is a high-precision and high-efficiency automated machine tool that uses digital information to control the displacement of parts and tools. It is an effective way to solve aerospace products with many varieties, small batches, complex shapes, high precision, high efficiency and automatic processing. CNC lathe processing is a high-tech processing method for precision hardware parts. Various types of materials can be processed, such as 316, 304 stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, aluminum alloy, zinc alloy, titanium alloy, copper, iron, plastic, acrylic, polyoxymethylene, UHWM and other raw materials, and can be processed into complex structures Square and round parts.

Lathe processing has the advantages of automatic processing, fast processing speed, one-time processing of complex parts, accurate and reliable processing accuracy, automatic feeding, automatic shutdown after the material is completed, and high production efficiency. After loading and adjustment, the lathe can automatically complete the work cycle according to a certain program and repeatedly process a batch of workpieces.

CNC lathe processing

A lathe that can automatically complete work cycles other than loading and unloading workpieces is called a semi-automatic lathe. Automatic lathes can reduce the labor intensity of workers, shorten the auxiliary time, and one person can observe multiple machine tools, thereby improving productivity. Automatic lathes with cams and stops as control elements are stable and reliable, and still account for the majority of automatic lathes. However, when the workpiece is changed, the cam needs to be redesigned and manufactured, and it takes more time to adjust the machine tool, so it is only suitable for mass production.

In the process of lathe processing, the workpiece rotates around a fixed axis, and each surface has the same axis of rotation, so it is easy to ensure the cordiality requirements between the processed surfaces. Except for the intermittent appearance, the lathe machining process is usually continuous, unlike milling and planing. During the feeding process, the cutter teeth were cut many times, causing shocks. Lathe processing is mainly used for processing non-ferrous metal parts.

Some non-ferrous metal parts have low hardness and good plasticity, so it is difficult to obtain a smooth appearance with other lathe processing methods. The lathe is easy to process and install tools. The turning tool is the simplest tool. It is easy to manufacture, sharpen and install, which is beneficial to adopt a reasonable angle according to the specific lathe processing requirements.