Metal Work Machines: Types and Functions

Metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures. Aside from hand tools, machine tools are also used during metalworking. There are specific machines used in metal workshop. They make work faster and easier. 

Types of metal work machines 
They include: 

1. The lathe machine 

2. Shapers and planers 

3. Milling machine 

4. Grinding machine and 

5. The drill press 



Functions of metal work machines 

The lathe is a machine that shapes pieces of metal by holding and turning them against a fixed cutting tool. Screw cutting is done on the lathe. 

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Shapers and planers are used for shaping and smoothing and for making rough surfaces smooth 

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The milling machine allows several cutting operations to be carried out such as the cutting of gears and slots in large quantities. 

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milling machine


The grinding machine is used to sharpen metal cutting tools like drill, cold chisel, lathe and shaper tools when they become blunt due to prolonged use. 

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The drill press is a machine that can hold the drills and turn in order to drill a hole in metal or other materials. 

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