Lathe details in the car industry

Cars are a very important part of our lives. We need these amazing machines for transport and we cannot imagine what our lives would be if Carl Benz didn’t receive a license for the first automobile with a gas engine in 1885 or if he just didn’t come up with this idea.

Fortunately, this didn’t happen. Since the day the first automobile is lauche on the market, these vehicles continue their development and give us happiness and comfort.

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Every year car production increases and every large company wants to offer its clients high quality, highly technological and eco-friendly vehicles.

To meet the market demands for cars, heavy goods vehicles or motorcycles manufacturing companies need to find solutions that help them manufacture large batches of vehicle elements and details to reduce the vehicle manufacturing time.

We as usersexpect we can start driving the ready-made cars that pass straight from the conveyor belt to the car showrooms.

But we rarely think about the different manufacturing stages through which cars need to go to be ready for driving. And cars need different lathe details during their production.

Because we are sure that most of you don’t know how some of the most important lathe details in the car industry are produced, here we will briefly view the main manufacturing machines that are used in lathe details production.

Many years ago, in the beginning of the automobile revolution people didn’t have many types of machines and the manufacturing process was slow, difficult and time-consuming. It took months to make a vehicle because every part and detail needed to be made by hand or with machines that didn’t offer high efficiency.

During this time often the lathe details weren’t made in a precise way and they caused problems that needed manual fixing later.

Fortunately, these days are long gone and now we have highly technological automated machines that make the lathe details manufacturing process really fast and precise but one machine can perform several manufacturing operations which increases the efficiency of the process.

Machines that are most commonly used in the production of lathe details in car industry

Milling machines

Milling machines find a wide application not only in car industry but also in all other manufacturing spheres.They work in a precise way and can perform several operations which reduces the time for manufacturing the different details.

Details enter milling machines as a raw material and go out ready for use, without the need to perform any additional operations.

Besides modern CNC milling machines don’t require the need of a worker as they are computer controlled and they can perform their tasks in manufacturing lathe details.

Достатъчно е просто The specific information about the elements (details) that need to be manufactured is given to the machine via software. Then the machine starts milling the elements. The process is done continuously until there is no more raw material left.

In car industry CNC milling machines are used in the production of lathe details for manufacturing frames for transmission and gearbox, cylinder heads of engine, aluminum box for flywheels, piston rods, wheels, aluminum wheel rims, water pumps, for polishing countershafts, as well as in the production of parts for fuel injectors.

Milling machines have a wide application in the manufacturing of cogwheel systems and cogwheels.

In the car industry, such systems are applied in the control of windshield wipers, hydraulic control, electric glass control, parking brakes, rear-view mirrors, and also in the production of elements of small lathe worms and other elements.

The process of milling cogs and cogwheels is done by feeding a raw material to a machine and the machine processes it with the suitable tools. Every cog is cut and shaped carefully. The machine’s cutting tool moves on the material until the cogs are fully shaped.

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Automated milling machines

Milling machines also have a wide application in car industry. These are machinesthat can perform different types of operations such as rotation, punching, internal and external threading.

These machines also manufacture many of the rotational parts of a car. These parts are mady by feeding a raw material to the machine which shapes the rotational part by removing a small amount of the material.

Thanks to its excellent technical characteristics milling machines are some of the most preferred and used in the production of lathe details for the car industry.

Car parts that are most often made by lathe machines are brake discs, rotors, brake cylinders as well as all vehicle parts that require threading. Sometimes manufacturing brake discs, includes special lathe machines because these elements undergo heavy load and they wear really quickly.

Precise lathing is required when we need to produce separate elements for electromagnets that are used in gearbox control, hydraulic control of brake systems and other.

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Drilling machines

Drilling machines are used in car manufacturing when we need to produce details such as slots or thread details.

CNC machines

The creation of CNC machines has a major influence on the entire car industry. Thanks to these machines hundreds of identical parts can be made for a short period of time without compromising the quality of the details. CNC machines can be horizontal, vertical, rotational and some of them can be used as mills, lathes and drilling machines.

The importance of CNC machines in the car industry continues to grow as these universal machines can not only work on their own, but they can also produce details in a very precise way.

The demand for cars is constantly growing as well as the need for mass production of lathe details. And because there is no time for mistakes when it comes to details that are going to be put in cars, CNC milling and lathe machines can guarantee usquality and speed.

The way these machines work doesn’t depend on the changes in temperature in the environment or the heat that is generated during the manufacturing process.

The intelligent technology of CNC lathes, mills and grinding machines and the option for adding synchronized tools to the work stations means that a CNC machinecan be used in the production of a wide variety of car parts and details with high quality in a quick way.

The use of different lathe machines in the car industry isn’t limited only to the types of machines we have mentioned above.

With technological advancements and the increase in the vehicle production new types of CNC machines are being created each year. These machines will make the production of important car elements much easier.

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Besides, most of the car manufacturing companies continue developing more modern machines that will contribute to the lathe details production for the car industry.

They also build machines for some of the major car companies such as BMW, Audi, Toyota and others that will meet the requirements and specific features of the elements these companies use in their vehicles.

As we have mentioned in the beginning users rarely think about the small details that are in their cars. But the truth is these small lathe details are really important. For example every vehicle needs a brake system, an engine, wheels and wheel rims.

To create all the necessary lathe details for cars the car companies need high technology machines that not only manufacture the needed elements but they can also work in a quick and quality way that doesn’t require much effort from the production team.

We need to thank Carl Benz for the fact that he didn’t give up on his dream to create a motor vehicle that will make transportation easy for all people.But we shouldn’t forget that if we want to enjoy driving modern, luxurious and highly technological cars, we need high quality precisely made lathe details.

Let’s not forget that there are small elements that make up the modern vehicle we are driving.

How important lathe details are in the car industry?

We think that you know the answer to this question. Lathe details are really important and they are widely applied in the car production industry.

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METAL IN Ltd was founded in 1985 with main activity is the manufacture of various metal products of alloy steel, stainless steel, brass and aluminum. After 1999 the company orients its activity to the manufacture of metal products, parts and components from sheet and solid material and pipes of various types of steel as a subcontractor of European companies. Currently 80% of production is supplied to companies from France, Holland, Italy, Germany and Austria. In the course of development METAL IN Ltd increases its competitiveness. In production are introduced modern high-tech machinery that enables the supply of high quality products at competitive prices.