LATHE MACHINE BASIC
Bed is mounted on the legs of the lathe which are bolted to the floor. It forms the base
of the machine. It is made of cast iron and its top surface is machined accurately and
precisely. Headstock of the lathe is located at the extreme left of the bed and the tailstock at
the right extreme. Carriage is positioned in between the headstock and tailstock and slides
on the bed guideways.
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slides on these guideways. Inverted ‘V’ shaped guideways are useful in better guide and
accurate alignment of saddle and tailstock. The metal burrs resulting from turning operation
automatically fall through. Flat bed guideways can be found in older machine tools. It is
useful in heavy machines handling large workpieces. But then the accuracy is not high. It is the Lathe Machine Manufacturer who should possess this knowledge to help hos client for the right machine.