Flat Surfaces

William A. Veech
1993 American Journal of Mathematics  
In this article we consider an issue of manufacture cost reduction of small-envelope pipes such as bodies of revolution by cutting time of their manufacture by means of part process by the whole toolheads installed at the equipment, with the processing of one of them with complex surfaces on the turning machines of turning lengthwise. It is possible to compensate drive/brake of cross-feed motion upon receipt of flat surfaces, in the case of turning machine of turning lengthwise of instrument in
more » ... se of instrument in toolhead making the rotational motion of cutting tool with the aim of cutting end adaptation normally to working surface. The presented theoretical researches allow to make a conclusion about the possibility to process surfaces in turning. We offer an approach to the creation of automatic lathes using the modularity of assembly, in this case the new partial decision is placed between automatic lathes of past generation and modern turning centers as quickly retooled processing modules which have all necessary characteristics for process of small-envelope precision figurineshaped workpieces.
doi:10.2307/2375075 fatcat:hldihu37obhjvif3hvmfnxtepa