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There are several types of lathes, also referred to as Turning Center. A few of the most common you will find available from 520 WEST are Slant Bed Lathes, Flat Bed Lathes and Vertical Turret Lathes.
A Turning Center or Lathe can also have a Vertically Oriented Spindle or a Horizontally oriented Spindle. Some Lathes or Turning Centers have multiple spindles. There are Turning Centers or Lathes that have Milling Capabilities as well.
Turning Centers with Milling Capabilities also referred to as Live Tooling can allow some parts to be made in (1) one operation and on (1) one machine, saving the operator time and money by eliminating the need to run the part on a machining center after the turning work has been completed.
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