The modern technology of lathe makes it possible to manufacture work-pieces that were used to be produced only on milling machines in former times. The cutting data which can be adjusted when rotating are the cutting speed, feed and depth of cut. By optimizing these parameters, the following conditions occur: optimum tool life, improved chip formation, a required surface quality and the greatest possible voltage volume such as a small cutting force.
Depending on the geometric shape of the machined surface, we differ between:
Form-turning can be further divided into: