Cam Lathe

Many cams are processed in a series of complicated machining processes. In the field of machine tools, automatic lathe machine is the lathe machine that is normally controlled by the CNC system, or at least NC system, which is a machine tool that can process turning tasks without much manual operations for cams. So this can become a auto lathe.
The automatic lathe can rotate the work piece along the axis of rotation to perform various machining operations, such as cutting, knurling, sanding, drilling, deformation, facing, and turning according to a programmed route from rough machining to near-end procedure. Before the machining, many suppliers will use cad cam to simulate the working. This is a cam software helps virtual processing. In the classification of automatic lathes, there are many specifications, and one of the common features is the vertical or horizontal arrangement of the working direction.

CNC Based Cam Processing

A CNC vertical lathe machine is also called a CNC vertical turning machine. It is a machine tool that rotates a work piece on a rotating axis to perform various machining operations, such as cutting, knurling, sanding, drilling, deformation, facing and turning. These machining are performed by tools applied to the work piece to create objects that are symmetrical to the axis driven by the spindle. In usual circumstances, turning machines are divided into two categories according to the way the work piece is clamped, namely vertical lathes and horizontal lathes. In the cam software, the cad cam process will analyze and predict the processing procedures. Vertical turning simulated in cad cam is different from horizontal turning in the cad cam.

In a vertical lathe, the work piece is clamped vertically, and the cutting tools are installed in the same direction to perform machining vertically. Compared with horizontal lathes, the clamping in this way will be firmer due to the gravity effect. Therefore, manufacturers of vertical turning machines usually turn vertical turning machines into high quality production equipment for users who are pursuing high precision in various processing industries, such as the automotive industry, aerospace sector, sports equipment manufacturing, and other fields with larger work pieces. In the vertical clamping mechanism of the vertical turning lathes, the spindle is located behind the chuck. Some spindles may be belt driven, and some may be equipping other types of drive mechanisms. Cam software will calculate the drive strength, so engineers rely on the cad cam system a lot for the designing.

Similar to other milling machines and machining centers, turning lathes can also be equipped with power tools and tool magazines to improve their functionality and versatility and provide users with greater processing possibilities. The power turret is a modern standard accessory for many CNC turning machines and one of the most important accessories for users of CNC lathes. Taiwanese suppliers aimed at this business and developed many excellent power turrets and power tools to support lathe users all over the world.

Turret Based Milling Process

Many power turrets are driven by single motor with servo function, which can ensure the best processing results and save the best energy consumption. At the same time, they can also provide great rigidity to the work piece, thereby providing ideal cutting performance.

In addition to power turrets, tool magazines and automatic tool changers (ATC) are also the best selling products of Taiwan's machine tool accessory suppliers. The tool magazine and automatic tool change system made in Taiwan can provide the best tool changing time according to the customer's cycle time engineering to help customers meet the order requirements. Compared with global competitors, Taiwanese manufacturers know how to provide customers with comprehensive services based on local conditions and upgrade machine tools and accessories to the latest version to meet the order requirements of customers with different conditions.

Machine tool spindles, chucks and hydraulic cylinders are also well developed in Taiwan's machine tool accessories market. Together with CNC turning machine, a series of lathes and accessories are used in different industrial fields all over the world. CNC horizontal lathes are of conventional design and have been developed and widely used for more than a century. The horizontal feature makes the turning machine easy to use and maintain, and because of its convenience and structural advantages, it is more widely used in many industries. For users, there is no absolute advantage or disadvantage between the horizontal or vertical machine tool structure, and only need to choose the appropriate machine according to the actual needs.


Automatic lathe, or say, auto lathe is very common now in today’s market. Industry today is changing rapidly. In the field of automation and 3C consumables and electrical appliances, manufacturers are more inclined to purchase machining centers with robotic arms, which makes the scope of application wider. The machine tool is the most fundamental capital for manufacturer, and it plays a vital role in determining the final quality and output. However, components and accessories such as bearings, robotic arms or other automation equipment still play an important but independent role in the market. For the things to be done smooth, cam software development is a key for engineers. They need such cad cam system to anticipate the following steps in order to make turning faster.

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