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SUMMARY The Lathe is the father of all machines tools and is recorded in the early history of many races As interchangeable manufacturing and mass-production principles were developed it became necessary to create machine tools capable of producing parts in large quantities This report aims to consider five different Types of Lathe in relation to their manufacturing application as well as comparative of important aspects for manufacturing and mass production It will concentrate on the traditional centre lathe and its development into production lathes Definitions graphs and figures are also included in this report CONTENTS 1 INTRODUCTION 4 11PROCEDURES 4 12TOPICS COVERED 4 13TERMS OF REFERENCE 4 2 THEORETICAL BACKGROUND 5 3 TYPES OF LATHES COMPONENTS AND OPERATORS 5 31CENTRE LATHE 5 32PRODUCTION LATHES 6 321 Capstan and Turret Lathes 6 3211 Capstan Lathe 6 3212 Turret Lathe 7 322 CNC Lathe 7 323 Single-Spindle Automatic Lathe 8 4 WORK HOLDING AND TOOL HOLDING SYSTEM 9 5 SETTING UP AND PROGRAMMING 11 6 THE MEASURING GAUGING SYSTEM 12 7 ECONOMIC ASPECTS 13 8 REFERENCES 15 1 INTRODUCTION 11 -TERMS OF REFERENCE 111 - According to the instructions given by Michael Thomas Module Leader for Manufacturing and Basic Materials at University of Glamorgan School of Technology this report has been required and set up as a part of the final assessment 112 - The proposal of this report considering five different Types of Lathe in relation to their manufacturing application 113 - This report has been assessed and written by Victor
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