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Chesters range of CNC Machines, cnc lathes, CNC Machine Tools, CNC Machines, CNC machining centres, CNC Mills -

CNC Machines The first CNC (CNC is the short form for Computer Numerical control) machines were developed in the 1940s and 50s and relied on a common telecommunication data storage technology known as “punched tape” or “perforated paper tape.” Punched tape technology is now obsolete as the data required quickly transitioned to analog and then digital computer processing in the 1950s and 1960s.  The CNC machine comprises a mini computer or microcomputer that acts as the controller unit of the machine, in CNC machines the program of instructions is fed directly into the computer via a small board similar to...

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CNC Lathes, Engineers Guide -

The lathe is one of the oldest manufacturing machines on Earth. The earliest versions date way back to the ancient Egyptians, who invented a two-person, bow-driven lathe around 1300 BC.  Lathe technology has been far from static, as evidenced by the sophisticated CNC Lathes of today. This is an Engineers overview of the types, components, operations and applications of CNC Lathes. Nevertheless, while there is no formal distinction between lathes and turning centers, the former term is often used to refer exclusively to simpler machines—those designed for turning operations alone. In contrast, the term ‘turning center’ usually denotes machines which...

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Chester Machine Tools Lathes, CNC Lathes, CNC Machines, Lathes -

Chester have a wide range of CNC Lathes, from small educational machines right through to a 3 metre swing Oil Country CNC Lathe.We have Over 20 years of experience in supplying Machine Tools to education, industry and manufacturing. All of the featured machines come with standard accessories: FANUC 0i Mate TD or Siemens Control System 8 Post Hydraulic Tool Post Hydraulic Chuck Tail Stock Auto-Lubrication and feature: Compact structure High precision High rigidity for heavy cutting Fully enclosed Here we focus on two of Chester Machine Tools range, the Asteroid and Comet Series: Asteroid HD - CNC Slant Bed Lathe...

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CNC Lathes, History of the Lathe, The Mother of Machine Tools -

The Lathe is known as the 'mother' of machine tools. A Lathe is a machine widely used for wood working and machining of metal parts. It is a machine which turns the work piece against a machine tool. The Lathe is used for facing, turning, knurling, taper cutting, threading, gear cutting and many other metal and wood working purposes. It's importance to the industrial revolution is well renowned, but the first lathes were developed in about 1300BC by the ancient Eqyptians who created a two person version. This design was later improved by the Ancient Romans who added a turning bow...

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