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Manufacturing Process Selection Handbook by J. D. Booker, K. G. Swift

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Chapter 6

Machining Processes

6.1 Turning and Boring

Process Description

The removal of material by chip processes using sequenced or simultaneous machining operations on cut-to-length bar or coiled bar stock. The stock can be automatically or manually fed into the machine (Figure 6.1(a)).

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Figure 6.1(a) Turning and Boring.

Materials

All metals (mostly free machining), some plastics, elastomers and ceramics.

Process Variations

• Manually operated machines include: bench lathes (can machine non-standard shape parts) and turret lathes (limited to standard stock material).

• Automatic machines: fully or semi-automated. Follow operations activated by mechanisms ...

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