The CNC Lathe System (Light Duty), Model 5300, provides training in computer-aided design (CAD) and computer- aided manufacturing (CAM) with a microprocessor- driven CNC Lathe (Light Duty). The system allows students to practice computer numerical controlled (CNC) code programming and editing, learn to operate lathe components, controls, and tools, set a programmed reference zero, follow the steps necessary to turn a specified part, and apply the machine code language to current lathe technology.
The CNC lathe consists of a horizontal lathe constructed with a machined steel bed, head-stock, and tailstock. It can machine pieces of soft materials such as plastics and waxes, as well as harder materials such as aluminum and brass. Pieces can be turned into a variety of cylindrical bumps, grooves, and hollows. Stock is mounted onto the lathe using a 3-jaw chuck that centers the stock and holds it in place.
A computer (not included) is used to create part programs with G and M machine codes or their conversation code équivalents. The created programs are uploaded to the lathe's on-board micropressor, which stores and executes them. Since the CNC Lathe connects directly to the serial or Ethernet port of a computer, or directly to a network, no additional interface card is required. The computer is free to be used for any additional applications, since it is not dedicated to the control of the lathe.
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