Lathe bed is usually made of_____?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(A) Structural steel

(B) Stainless steel

(C) Cast iron

(D) Mild steel

Lathe bed is usually made of cast iron. The job is held between the center and base of a lathe, which spins the job around its own axis. The main parts of the Lathe are mentioned below: Bed- It serves as the lathe’s foundation or base. It is a single-piece, heavy-duty casting designed to hold the lathe’s operating components. 

Foundation of The Lathe

Carriage- It is used to move and support the cutting tool along the bed while it cuts the metal. The saddle, apron, and cross-slide are the three main components.

Headstock- On the bed’s left side, it is clamped. Its job is to hold up the mandrel or main spindle.

Tailstock- It is installed on the inner guideways and is located at the right end of the bed. It is utilized to support the loose ends of laborious tasks when operating a lathe. Cutting tools like drill chucks, drills, and reamers are held in place by it.


Lathe Bed is Usually Made of__? (A) Structural steel (B) Stainless steel (C) Cast iron (D) Mild steel

Cast iron is typically used to make lathe beds. It is a large bed structure that helps to support other parts of a lathe, like a headstock and a tailstock. On this, its elements get mounted. It is constructed using either cast iron that is gray or nodular or by joining steel plates.

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