Computer numerical control (CNC) has been incorporated into a variety of new technologies and machinery. One such machine of this sort that is used for a wide array of production processes is known as a CNC lathe.
Due to technological advancements, CNC lathes are quickly replacing some of the older and more traditionally used production lathes, such as the multispindle. CNC lathes come with a number of benefits. They can be easily set up and operated. They offer tremendous repeatability, along with top-notch accuracy in production.
A CNC lathe is typically designed to utilize modern versions of carbide tooling and processes. A part can be designed for customization, and the machine’s tool paths are often programmed using the CAD or CAM processes. However, a programmer can manually design a part or tool path as well. The resulting coded computer file is then uploaded to the CNC machine, and the machine will then automatically produce the desired parts for which it was programmed to design.
A CNC lathe is controlled by a menu-type interface on a computer. The operator who manages the process can actually see a visual simulation of how the machine will function during the production phase. Thanks to this technology, the machine operator generally does not need to know as much about the specifics of the machine he or she oversees compared to what machine operators must know about more traditional lathes that require some manual labor.
We at Sharad Institute of Technology, Polytechnic, Yadrav decided to use this technological development in Lathe, hence purchased a CNC Lathe in 2016-17 for our college curriculum and so also for production purpose. By using this machine we introduced Learn and Earn scheme for college needy students.
We developed till date total 3 components on this CNC Lathe, to carry out production. We supply these components to nearby industries and generate revenue for our college under manufacturing contract, and also for the college students.