6 Reasons You Should Be Thankful for the Lathe

    Heavy machining

    If you’ve ever used a candlestick, pool cue, baseball bat or bowl, you should thank machine tooling—or, more specifically, the lathe.
    You’re probably asking yourself at this point: What is a lathe? A lathe is a machine used to shape a material using a rotating axis that presses the material against various tools (a simple example is the potter’s wheel, though wood and metal are commonly shaped by lathes today). Unless you work in high precision machining or machining services, you probably don’t know, but this tool has been used for thousands of years to create many important objects. Here’s a brief history of why you should be more appreciate of the lathe:

    1. The lathe is thought to have been invented in Ancient Egypt. This Continue Reading