Lathe Machine Operations – Plain Turning or Straight Turning, Rough Turning & Finish Turning

Plain Turning or Straight Turning. The work is turned straight when it is made to rotate about the lathe axis, and the tool is fed parallel to the lathe axis. The straight turning produces a cylindrical surface by removing excess metal from the work piece. After facing the ends and drilling the centre, the job is carefully mounted between the centres using a lathe dog attached to the work piece. A properly ground right hand turning tool is used for this purpose. Tool is clamped on the tool post with the minimum…

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