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Subject: Re: Conventional Turning-products?

Date: 04/12/01 at 6:11 PM
Posted by: Andy
E-mail: Andypttcn@aol.com
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In Reply to: Re: Conventional Turning-products? posted by Neal on 04/11/01 at 5:04 PM:

The true craftsmen was a man that had served a proper apprentership over at least 5 years. His skills were then honed over a long period of time. I have been in engineering for 34 years and i can use both conventional center lathes and cnc. You can train many differant people in a short time to programe but to cut metal you need experince. On a manual lathe you can manufacture many differant items more or less what you can on cnc.I have machined parts for the aircraft industry and the automotive any thing is possible if you have the skill. The problem today is this lack of long term training so we end up with skilled programmers that dont understand the best ways to machine the part. Today we use throw away inserts in the past all the tools were ground by hand. A skilled turner could do this himself. The turner also understood the correct way to use measuring equipment and could obtain very tight tolerances. I personally am happy using both cnc and conventional machines they are just differant.


Andy Pettican

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