Monday, September 17, 2012
Spherical Lathe Work 2
Another shot of the roughing process. If you ever have to estimate a job with a large amount of material removal be sure to do the math. Its easy to under estimate the time required to get down to the finish shape. The Okuma had plenty of power to remove the material it turned out to be a tool life problem. The concave side needed an insert with a more pointed geometry to clear the bottom so it wasn't as durable as we would have liked.