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Difference between machine tool and lathe

A lathe belongs to a machine tool, which includes a lathe
Machine tool is a general term for metal cutting equipment. It is divided into lathes, milling machines, planers, drilling machines, etc. lathes are turning equipment and a kind of processing machine tools.

1. Machine tool refers to the machine for manufacturing machines, also known as work machine or tool machine. It is conventionally referred to as machine tool. It is generally divided into metal cutting machine tool, forging machine tool and woodworking machine tool.

2. There are many methods to process mechanical parts in modern mechanical manufacturing: in addition to cutting, there are casting, forging, welding, stamping, extrusion, etc. However, for parts with high precision requirements and fine surface roughness requirements, it is generally necessary to carry out the final processing by cutting on the machine tool.

3. Lathe is a machine tool that mainly uses turning tools to turn rotating workpieces. The lathe can also be used for corresponding processing, such as drill, reamer, tap, die and knurling tools.

4. Lathe is mainly used to process shafts, discs, sleeves and other workpieces with rotating surface. It is the most widely used machine tool in machinery manufacturing and repair factories.

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