Shaping Machine 

Precautions to be Observed while Shaping Jobs between Centres

The alignment of the centre is to be checked (whether it is parallel to the movement of the ram) and adjusted before starting the work. The moving tool should not come and dash against the head stock. For long work pieces, proper support should be given (A jack is suitable for it) The work is to be guarded against turning centres, while the tool cuts, with proper locking device. Checking the Vice Jaws for Squareness and Parallelism For checking the vice jaws for its squareness, place dial test indicator in…

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Shaping Machine 

Main Parts of Shaping Machine and Their Application

The following are the main parts of shaping machine: Base – Base is a hollow casting upon which the other parts of the shaper are mounted. It also houses a reservoir for supply of oil which is circulated for moving parts of the machine. Frame – Frame is a large casting that rests upon the base. It houses the mechanism and supports the ram and the table. Ram – Ram is the main moving part of the shaper. It holds and drives the single point cutting tool back and forth…

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