3The LatheA machine in which a workpiece in a workholding device is rotated while a stationary cutting tool is forced against it. Some operations performed on a lathe include turning, boring, facing, thread cutting, drilling, and reaming.
4The LatheCylindrical parts are typically machined on a lathe.
5Drill PressA machine that rotates a drill against stationary material with sufficient pressure to cause the drill to penetrate the material. It is primarily used for cutting round holes.
11Broaching MachineA machining process for flat, round, and contoured surfaces, both internal and external. A broach is pushed or pulled across the work, with each tooth removing only a small portion of the material. Cutting a key is typically a broaching process.
13Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) A process by which an electric spark is used to erode away small amounts of material from a workpiece. EDM is used to machine soft or hard materials that are difficult to work by conventional machining.
14Ultrasonic MachiningA machining process in which sound waves above the audible range propel an abrasive for use as a metal-cutting tool.
15Electron Beam Machining (EBM) A metal removing process in which heat is produced by a sharply focused electron beam.
16Laser MachiningA process that uses an intense source of coherent light energy as a cutting tool.
17Computer Numerical Control (CNC) CNC LatheCNC Surface GrinderCNC MillA system in which a program is used to precisely position tools and/or the workpiece and to carry out the sequence of operations needed to produce a part.