Turning process

In turning process, a single point cutting tool (normally made up of HSS) is used for removing materials from a fast rotating work piece necessarily by using a machine called lathe.

 

Fig.1: Turning Process

Level of surface finish achieved: 25-0.025 micro meters

Advantages:

–      Variety of materials can be chosen for turning

–      Lead  time is shorter

–      Tight tolerance can be achieved

Disadvantages:

–      Large scrap wastage

–      Limited to axis-symmetric circular cross sectional components

–      Equipment cost is quite high.

Ideal applications: Ideal for producing different types of shafts and similar axisymmetric components made up of mild steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum etc.

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