Lathes & Turning Machines are machines that rotate the work piece around its axis of rotation. Lathes & Turning Machines are great for performing tasks such as cutting, drilling, facing, threading, and turning. Work pieces are normally fixed to the turret or tool post. Lathes & Turning Machines can be driven manually or automatically to produce the desired cut. Using lathes is good for prototyping or batch production and can handle metal materials such as: aluminum, carbon steel, copper alloys, titanium, and stainless steel.