Lathe - Melanie Lynn ME 131 Bro. Saunders This semester,...

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Melanie Lynn ME 131 Bro. Saunders This semester, the most useful machine that we used was the Lathe. The Lathe is used to change the size, shape or finish of a revolving work piece with various cutting tools. The lathe consists of five main parts, the headstock, tailstock, carriage, gear box, and bed. The headstock encloses the gear box, spindle and motor, along with any gears and pulleys used to change the spindle speed and feed rate. The tailstock is used for drilling, reaming, tapping, threading and centering parts. Drill chucks generally have a tang that allows the chuck to be seated in the tailstock. The carriage contains levers, clutches, and gears that control its movement either by hand or by power feed. Below the carriage is a long flat bar. This bar is an emergency brake and can be used to stop the rotation of the spindle. Both tailstock and carriage rest on the bed, which is attached to the headstock. In the headstock there is a center that contains a live center. This is where the work
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course ME 131 taught by Professor Baird during the Fall '09 term at BYU - ID.

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Lathe - Melanie Lynn ME 131 Bro. Saunders This semester,...

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