Perhaps you have seen that we offer lathe work here at Dom’s Electric Motors, but you aren’t really sure what that means or what that service looks like for you. Let’s dive into a greater understanding of Lathe work as we examine how it works and in what ways it can be useful for your next project. 

The History Of The Lathe

Although this term may sound new to you, interestingly enough, it is actually an ancient tool that has been dated back to Ancient Egypt around 1300 BC. A British engineer and inventor by the name, Henry Maudslay, was the creator of the lathe device. It is known as the mother of machine tools because it was the invention that inspired other mechanical devices to be created. As the years went on, more individuals diversified the tool by installing more advanced features to it. They added gears and cutting tool-support as well as horse-powered characteristics that allowed for more accurate production. 

So What Is A Lathe Exactly? 

Lathe Machines are tools that are used for shaping materials such as wood and metal. The most common use for a lathe is to remove unwanted sections of the material to allow for a specifically shaped piece of work. The way that it maneuvers is that it uses the piece of work that you are focusing on and it rotates it around a stationary cutting tool. It is well worth noting that Lathe machines can be used to create a variety of products. You may find someone using this particular machine to make parts for other machines, or just simply creating productions like kitchen bowls. Needless to say, it is a handy tool and it’s no wonder why people way back in history were using it! 

Versatility Of The Lathe Device

As was previously mentioned, the lathe device is quite versatile. You can use it to shape, sand, drill, turn, cut, and even deform your product if that is the look you are going for. Many metal and woodworkers use lathes as the basis of their work. Dom’s Electric Motor uses a lathe to produce quality electric motor parts that are cut with precision and shaped adequately. 

Want To Know More About Our Lathe Services?

We would love to talk with you about the amazing benefits of our lathe services. If you have any questions for Dom’s Electric Motors, please feel free to contact us at (209) 383-1980. You can also fill out the contact form on our website, and our staff will be in touch with you shortly.