What is a Lathe Machine?.
You think about Industry and what is the first thought that comes to mind. It’s – A Machine.
The most common that even a child can remind you of are Drill Machines Welding Machines, Cutters etc. And a little one step above your thought will take an eye on a Lathe Machine.
When it comes to shaping any metal, wood or any other material, a lathe machine is a tool that is principally used for. It is a machine tool powerful enough to shape metals.
It removes unwanted metal from the surface and delivers the desired designs or shapes.
A lathe machine can perform operations like cutting, sanding, drilling etc. The most common products of lathe machines are used in the automotive industry are Camshafts Crankshafts.
A Journey through the past
Have you ever imagined how and when lathe machines come into existence? Egyptians designed the first ever lathe machine. It was the two-person lathe machine. It was developed around 1300 B.C. It could perform turning and shaping. The woodworking piece was manually turned by a rope and a sharp tool is used to give the desired shape to the wood piece, removing the unwanted wood from the surface. The lathe machine we see at present day has traveled centuries and has gone through constant improvements and modifications during its long journey till date. And it’s not that only Egyptians paved way for lathe machine. The Romans added a turning bow to the Egyptians’ manual turning by hand. Then the pedal was introduced in the middle ages. The industrial revolution put a steam engine in it. During 19th and 20th century individual motor and the adaption of numerically controlled mechanism has evolved the machine.
Lathe Machine Market – An Overview
According to a report in 2015 the global Lathe machine market size was estimated at $9,925 million and it will touch $12,012 million by 2022. The growing automotive production, end-users high demand, hi-tech machinery need and some other factors drive the machinery industry. Though a slowdown in China’s economy and global uncertainty in the manufacturing sector has restrained the growth of Lathe Machine market still it is growing. There is an online marketplace of lathe machine.
The operation, type, end-user industry, and geography defines the global lathe machine market. Considering ‘Type’ lathe machines are categorized into two types, vertical and horizontal lathes. According to made of operation, lathe machines are segmented into CNC lathes, conventional lathes, and manually operated lathes. CNC lathes have taken an edge over other types and had a dominant share in 2015 and it is expected to maintain their position. How far lathe machines travel in the future and with what economics will be a step by technology.