- A lathe (/ leɪð /) is a machine tool that rotates a workpiece about an axis of rotation to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, deformation, facing, and turning, with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object with symmetry about that axis.
- Dimensions: 1230 x 900 x 1250 mm, Weight: 250 kg, center distance approx. 300 mm, turning diameter approx. 125 mm, with attached LED.
Lathe Machine ..introduction The Mechanic Shops
Rebuild Your Worn Machine Tools
The best type of machine I have found to make tiny watch staffs and pinions is a watch lathe. The major issue I ran into was having the pinions break off after being turned down past.012 inches or less. A mini lathe has more mass and power with a trade off of less 'feel'.
Most machine tools don't simply stop operating when worn, if they did, deciding to either replace them with a new machine or rebuild them would be easy to do. Instead, a machine slowly loses tolerance and begins to log increasing amounts of downtime and maintenance costs. Machines in this condition are still serviceable and can be rebuilt to bring back the original specification at a fraction of the cost of a new machine. Rebuilding can be done in as little as 2 to 3 weeks, while you could wait up to 12 months for delivery of a new machine. Our facilities are geared specifically to rebuilding Machine Tools in order to keep costs down and delivery time to a minimum.
Way Machining & Hand Scraping
Allow us to Hand Scrape your machines to align components within millionths of an inch, allowing for consistently-held, tight tolerances and to create oil pockets for your machines. Hand scraping also allows flatness to have 8-10 contact points per square inch. This prevents rocking, allows for true flatness in parts and adds balance when tightening.Read More...
Allow us to apply Turcite or Rulon to your machine's guideways for precision machining and minimal wear and play. Turcite offers a high resistance to chemical wear and corrosion over a wide temperature range. Rulon plastics offer low coefficient of friction, excellent abrasion resistance, wide range of operating temperatures, and chemical inertness.Read More...
On-Site Machine Repair
Rebuilding can be done in as little as 2 to 3 weeks, while you could wait up to 12 months for delivery of a new machine. Our facilities are geared specifically to rebuilding Machine Tools in order to keep costs down and delivery time to a minimum. We know you can't always get your machine to us so we provide on-site machine repair to help you get your machine rebuilt.