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    The automobile components such as piston, connecting rod, crankshaft, engine block, front axle, frame, body etc., are manufactured by various types of production processes involving casting, welding, machining, metal forming, power metallurgy etc. Hence B.E. Automobile Engineering students must study this course Production Technology


    To study and understand manufacturing of various types of production processes involving casting, welding, machining, metal forming, power metallurgy etc
    To study and understand manufacturing of automobile components such as piston, connecting rod, crankshaft, engine block, front axle, frame, body etc

    1. Hajra Choudhury, “Elements of Workshop Technology”, Vol. I and II, Media Promoters and Publishers Pvt., Ltd., Mumbai, 2005.
    2. Nagendra Parashar B.S. and Mittal R.K., “Elements of Manufacturing Processes”, Prentice-Hall of India Private Limited, 2007.

    1. Serope Kalpajian, Steven R.Schmid, “Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials”, 4/e, Pearson Education, Inc. 2007.
    2. R.K.Jain and S.C. Gupta, “Production Technology”, Khanna Publishers. 16th Edition, 2001.
    3. “H.M.T. Production Technology – Handbook”, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2000.
    4. Roy. A. Linberg, “Process and Materials of Manufacture”, PHI, 2000.
    5. M. Adithan and A.B. Gupta, “Manufacturing Technology”, New Age, 2006.




    Lathe is a machine, which removes the metal from a piece of work to the required shape and size

    Common types of lathes:

    Engine Lathe:

    The most common form of lathe, motor driven and comes in large variety of sizes and shapes.

    Bench Lathe:

    A bench top model usually of low power used to make precision machine small work pieces.

    Tracer Lathe:

    A lathe that has the ability to follow a template to copy a shape or contour.
    Automatic Lathe:

    The lathe in which the work piece is automatically fed and removed without use of an operator. Cutting operations are automatically controlled by a sequencer of some form.

    Turret Lathe:

    The lathes which have multiple tools mounted on turrent either attached to the tailstock or the cross-slide, which allows for quick changes in tooling and cutting operations.

    Computer Controlled Lathe:

    Highly automated lathes, where cutting, loading, tool changing, and part unloading are automatically controlled by computer coding.

    The figure (1) shows Photographic view of Engine Lathe

    Fig (1) Engine Lathe

    Centre lathe – constructional features
    • Head stock
    • Tail stock
    • Bed
    • Carriage
    • Feed rod
    • Lead screw
    • Feed change gear box

    Lathe specifications
    • Distance between centers
    • Swing over the bed
    • Swing over the cross slide
    • Horse power of the motor
    • Number of speeds
    • Number of feeds

    Lathes and Lathe Operations

    • Lathes are the oldest machine tools
    • Lathe Components
    • Bed: supports all major components
    • Carriage: slides along the ways and consists of the cross-slide, tool post, apron
    • Headstock – Holds the jaws for the workpiece, supplies power to the jaws and has various drive Speeds
    • Tailstock – supports the other end of the workpiece
    • Feed Rod and Lead Screw – Feed rod is powered by a set of gears from the headstock


    • The bed is the base of the lathe and supports all the major components of lathe.
    • Lathe bed material made of grey cast iron , to resist deflection and absorb vibrations during cutting

    Carriage Feed
    • Longitudinal Feed or “Turning” - The tool is fed along the work.
    • Cross Feed or “Facing” – The tool is fed across the work.

    Tail Stock:

    It’s like a stationary drill press

    It is centered with your work piece

    For drilling use a drill chuck that fits your bits

    Jam the drill chuck into the tail stock

    To remove the chuck turn the tail stock back to zero and the chuck should pop out

    Cutting Tools

    There are basically two types of cutting tools:

    • Single point (e.g. turning tools). ( fig .2 )

    • Multiple point (e.g. milling tools).

    Fig (2) shows single point cutting tool

    Various lathe operations

    • Turning – produces straight, conical, curved, or grooved work pieces

    • Facing – produces a flat surface at the end of the part

    • Boring – to enlarge a hole

    • Drilling - to produce a hole

    • Cutting off – to cut off a work piece

    • Threading – to produce threads

    • Knurling – produces a regularly shaped roughness

    Fig (3) shows different types of lathe operations

    Fig (3) Types of Lathe operations

    Work holding Devices for Lathes:

    Many different devices, such as chucks, collets, faceplates, drive plates, mandrels, and lathe centers are used to hold and drive the work while it is being machined on a lathe.

    Work pieces can be held by various methods

    • Work piece mounted between centers

    • Work piece mounted within a single chuck

    • Work piece mounted within a collet

    • Work piece mounted on a faceplate

    Three Jaw chuck: It usually has three jaws, the jaws are moved simultaneously within the chuck (fig.4).

    Four Jaw chuck: This is independent chuck generally has four jaws , which are adjusted individually on the chuck face by means of adjusting screws(fig.5).

    Magnetic chuck: Thin jobs can be held by means of magnetic chucks.

    Face plates: The face plate is used for irregularly shaped work pieces that cannot be successfully held by chucks or mounted between centers (fig.6).

    Mandrels: A work piece which cannot be held between centers because its axis has been drilled or bored and which is not suitable for holding in a chuck or against a faceplate is usually machined on a mandrel.

    Collet chuck : Collet chuck is used to hold small work pieces.




    Cutting speed (V) = ΠDN/1000 M/min

    Depth of cut (D) = (D1-D2)/2 mm

    Where D1=original diameter and D2 = final diameter of the work piece

    Metal Removal Rate (MRR) = Π x D x d x f mm3

    In terms of cutting speed (V in mm/min), MRR=1000 x V x d x f

    Where D represents original diameter of the work piece in mm
    Where N represents revolution per minute (rpm)

    Where d represents depth of cut in mm

    Where f represents feed in mm/rev

    Taper Turning
    Tan α = (D1- D2)/2L where α = angle of taper

    D1= major diameter in mm
    D2= minor diameter in mm
    L= Length of taper in mm
    The Conicity K of the taper is defined as K= (D1- D2)/L


    1. What do you mean by lathe?

    2. What are all the various operations can be performed on a lathe?
    1. What are all the principle parts of the lathe?
    2. Difference between three jaw chuck and four jaw chuck
    3. State the various parts mounted on the carriage?
    4. write four types of tool post
    5. What is an apron?
    6. State any two specification of lathe?
    7. List any four types of lathe?
    8. What do you mean by semi-automatic lathe?
    9. State the various feed mechanisms used for obtaining automatic feed?
    10. List any four holding devices?
    11. What are the different operations performed on the lathe?
    12. State any two specifications of capstan lathe & turret lathe?
    13. Compare the advantage of capstan lathe & turret lathe?
    14. Define tooling?
    15. What are the three stage of a tool-layout?
    16. What are the different drives used in copying lathe?
    17. What are the components that can be turned on a copying lathe?
    18. Define automatic lathes.

    Last edited by shreyash.solanki; 23rd October 2012 at 04:07 PM.

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    valuable book for my mtech point of view....thanx

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    Re: Production technology

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