Face Lathe

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Face Lathe

 

(facing lathe, surfacing lathe), a metal-cutting turning lathe for finishing products with large diameters and relatively short lengths and also long products with large local increases in diameter. Face lathes are being replaced by the more convenient and efficient vertical turning lathes.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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