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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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