A CNC Vertical Lathe is a specific machine which can be used to perform many different types of milling operations. The original concept of a CNC was to allow manufacturing companies to cut down on the amount of time and material required to produce the finished product, which were both needed due to the limited labour resources available. A CNC Vertical Lathe can now be used to create stunning pieces of furniture for the home or even build the remains of unique architectural works.
Vertical cuts are generally the most common use of a CNC Vertical Lathe; when cutting along a straight horizontal surface it is called a straight cut. A curved cut is something that can be made using a CNC Lathe, but with greater effort than a straight cut, as it must be done with extra care and accuracy.
The other two varieties of CNC work include cutting at angles (crosscutting) and turning (turning). Crosscutting involves doing a cut at an angle to the original, whereas turning can take the form of creating a smooth surface finish through the use of tools such as a lathe wheel.
A CNC Vertical Lathe can also be used to create miter cuts, which are ideal for furniture cut outs. These cuts can be used for ornamental purposes or to add some subtle detailing to an otherwise plain piece of furniture. Miter cuts can also be used for the creation of a variety of decorative cuts; such as straight cut ends which can be used to add a sense of detail to the furniture or work of art being built.
In order to make these types of cuts, it is necessary to manipulate the tool in such a way that the CNC tool can be placed accurately into place. While the tool itself will only be able to accommodate so much movement before it will need to be shifted; this movement must be controlled by a CNC machine controller. With the appropriate tool set and the correct technique, the controller can program the CNC Vertical Lathe so that it will move as required.
Many people that build their own home make use of a CNC Lathe, especially if they are building a shed. Having a unique and quality piece of furniture is often more difficult to find when building a shed than when building a home. As a result, a quality shed can be built much easier using a CNC Vertical Lathe.
With the tool in place, a person can start to work on the shed. Once the shed is complete, the next task will be to add a roof, install a door and windows, and move inside. With a wide range of CNC tools and software available, one can build a shed that is unique and all of their own.
Although a CNC Vertical Lathe has been around for quite some time, the tool has only become more popular in recent years. Thanks to technology such as computer-controlled tools, the amount of time it takes to produce a certain piece of furniture has become dramatically reduced, which makes more intricate pieces of furniture possible to produce without the same amount of effort. With the ability to cut out much more intricate shapes and patterns, a person can easily produce pieces of furniture that would have taken a lot longer to produce using less sophisticated tools.