Knuth's Servoturn 410 NC Lathe Provides Secure Construction
IMTS Spark: Knuth Machine Tools USA has added the Survoturn 410 NC to its portfolio of turning machines.
Knuth Machine Tools USA has added the Survoturn 410 NC to its portfolio of turning machines. The 410 NC includes features that go beyond conventional lathe functionality, the company says.
Featuring a solid, one-piece base, hardened and ground guideways, ballscrews, and large headstock, this 16" × 40" lathe weighs almost 4,000 lbs. The Delta servo-conventional CNC control enables programmable taper turning, programmable radius turning, and straight and taper threading with automatic feed engagement. For user-friendly operation, the large touchscreen displays digital readout for axis position, tool station programming for tool offsets, multilingual options, programmable feed rates and rapid speed limits.
With macros and canned cycles resident in the CNC on most contemporary turning centers, single point turning of OD threads can seem like almost a default process decision. However, for numerous applications, OD thread rolling has inherent advantages as an alternative to cutting threads.
While aluminum molds are commonly used to create prototypes or to serve as stopgap bridge tooling, they are starting to receive greater attention for production work. This shop’s approach to creating aluminum molds in one day to three weeks is the same for each of these situations.
The right choices in tooling and technique can optimize the thread turning process.