Machine Tools

Some articles on machine tools, machine tool, machine, tool, tools:

South Bend Lathe Works
... South Bend Lathe is a brand of machine tools ... is the successor to the original South Bend Lathe Works, an American machine tool builder that for many decades was one of the most important builders of metalworking lathes in the U.S ... In the 1920s through 1960s, South Bend lathes were found in countless machine shops and factories, and they were also one of the most commonly used brands in ...
Backlash (engineering) - Gears - Anti-backlash Designs - Leadscrews Where Positioning and Power Are Both Important
... The linear sliding axes (machine slides) of machine tools are an example application ... Most machine slides for many decades, and many even today, were simple-but-accurate cast iron linear bearing surfaces, such as a dovetail slide or box slide, with an Acme leadscrew drive ... On manual (non-CNC) machine tools, the way that machinists compensate for the effect of backlash is to approach all precise positions using the same direction of travel ...
Spindle (tool)
... In machine tools, a spindle is a rotating axis of the machine, which often has a shaft at its heart ... A machine tool may have several spindles, such as the headstock and tailstock spindles on a bench lathe ... Some machine tools that specialize in high-volume mass production have a group of 4, 6, or even more main spindles ...
Cylindrical Grinder - History
... The origins of the cylindrical grinder, as with all other modern machine tools, stem from the experimentation and invention of John Wilkinson and ... It is unclear as to which man had first produced the machine but both are closely tied to the first historical appearance of the modern day tool ... improvement and refinement of the tool occurred ...
Atchison Storage Facility - History - The Cold War
... from a shortage of the specialized production machine tools ... These highly specialized tools were necessary to make the increasingly complex weapons used in modern battles ... In the drawdown following the war, the Army began to stockpile these tools to be held in reserve status to be used in the event of another national mobilization ...

Famous quotes containing the words tools and/or machine:

    Machinery is aggressive. The weaver becomes a web, the machinist a machine. If you do not use the tools, they use you. All tools are in one sense edge-tools, and dangerous.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Psychiatric enlightenment has begun to debunk the superstition that to manage a machine you must become a machine, and that to raise masters of the machine you must mechanize the impulses of childhood.
    Erik H. Erikson (1904–1994)