The development of CNC lathes was mid-70s started and since then constantly developed further. The development of CNC lathes was mid-70s started and since then constantly developed further. This is the CNC for ‘Computerized Numerical Control’, translated ‘computerized numerical control’. The big advantage of a CNC controlled machine is that the information for processing is stored and repeatedly applied for each workpiece. Even complex workpieces can be produced relatively easily. Just repeatedly retrieve the already stored information.
More general benefits of a CNC lathe are very high productivity, because produced in large quantities in series at constant quality. In addition also the production time remains the same always, facilitating planning. The CNC turned parts manufactured most exactly in the machines. The diameter of the rotating parts vary in a range between 2 and 220 millimeters. The rotating parts are also in the production heat treated and finally, upper surface treatment to ensure a long-lasting quality.
The high cost is the major drawback of the CNC lathes, however, however these are always low. Conventional lathes without CNC control be purchased only in exceptional cases. In addition to the high cost are also high expenditure on maintenance and service must be performed mostly not by internal employees, but due to the high complexity of the machines mostly from external providers.