Lathe Operation

  • Kaushik KumarEmail author
  • Chikesh Ranjan
  • J. Paulo Davim
Part of the Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology book series (MFMT)


Operations like facing, turning, taper turning, threading, boring, chamfering etc. are the operations undertaken in a CNC Lathe. The movement of the tool on workpiece surface is taken as X-axis and the transverse motion of the tool post is considered as Z-axis while preparing the part programs using G-codes and M-codes. The major challenge in the part programming phase of the Lathe operation is to deal with various complex shapes and structure to be machined which requires a complicated set of part programs that needs to be highly efficient, less time consuming and error free. Few complicated programming associated with the Lathe operation process samples of which are discussed below.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBirla Institute of TechnologyMesra, RanchiIndia
  2. 2.RTC Institute of TechnologyRanchiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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