How to Program CNC Lathes | eHow.com
How to Program CNC Lathes. In order to program a CNC lathe, you must have a blueprint of the part to be created. Once you have studied the blueprint, you can program the correct cutting tools to make the part by programming specific moves based on a coordinate system that moves the tools in two directions. You must also make sure that the tools are set so that the machine can move them properly to prevent them from hitting the spindle and the raw material.
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Here is a short video on the basics of how to program cnc lathes.