Machine Tools

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

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 ...
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 ...
South Bend Lathe Works
... South Bend Lathe is a brand of machine tools ... 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 ... 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 vocational schools ...
Cylindrical Grinder - History
... cylindrical grinder, as with all other modern machine tools, stem from the experimentation and invention of John Wilkinson and later Henry Maudslay who built the first the ... 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 ... It took another 40 years before further improvement and refinement of the tool occurred ...
Atchison Storage Facility - History - The Cold War
... the Army Ordnance Department suffered 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 ... 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:

    The study of tools as well as of books should have a place in the public schools. Tools, machinery, and the implements of the farm should be made familiar to every boy, and suitable industrial education should be furnished for every girl.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    The American people is out to get the kaiser. We are bending every nerve and every energy towards that end; anybody who gets in the way of the great machine the energy and devotion of a hundred million patriots is building towards the stainless purpose of saving civilization from the Huns will be mashed like a fly. I’m surprised that a collegebred man like you hasn’t more sense. Don’t monkey with the buzzsaw.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)