When it comes to machining parts, traditional manual lathes have mostly been replaced by computer numerical control (CNC) lathes – and for a good reason. While manual lathes may have allowed machinists more artisanal control, they lacked the precision and the ability to scale offered by a CNC lathe.
Thanks to constant improvements in both hardware and software, CNC lathes far outpace older methods of machining. Here are some of the significant benefits that manufacturers enjoy by using CNC lathes. (more…)