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tailstock

[′tāl‚stäk]
(mechanical engineering)
A part of a lathe that holds the end of the work not being shaped, allowing it to rotate freely.
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The new FMS system produces parts up to 3-foot cube such as headstocks, turrets and tailstocks.
In addition, all machine tailstocks are designed to accommodate both normal- and extended-length cams automatically.
Automatic toolchangers, programmable tailstocks, tool monitors, in-process gages, pallet changers, robots, and a variety of other devices were added to the menu.
It machines more than 105 different medium-sized prismatic parts such as gearboxes, headstocks, tailstocks, and carriages.
Aronson cars, tracks, head, and tailstocks were chosen for their "good construction and competitive price," Says Jim Hoffman, Bancroft vice president of engineering.
A center point in your tailstock can be a good alignment tool for getting the cutting edge right at the centerline of your work.