Mandrel lathe
Mandrel Man"drel, n. [F. mandrin, prob. through (assumed) LL. mamphurinum, fr. L. mamphur a bow drill.] (Mach.) (a) A bar of metal inserted in the work to shape it, or to hold it, as in a lathe, during the process of manufacture; an arbor. (b) The live spindle of a turning lathe; the revolving arbor of a circular saw. It is usually driven by a pulley. [Written also {manderil} and {mandril}.] [1913 Webster]

{Mandrel lathe}, a lathe with a stout spindle, adapted esp. for chucking, as for forming hollow articles by turning or spinning. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mandrel — Man drel, n. [F. mandrin, prob. through (assumed) LL. mamphurinum, fr. L. mamphur a bow drill.] (Mach.) (a) A bar of metal inserted in the work to shape it, or to hold it, as in a lathe, during the process of manufacture; an arbor. (b) The live… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mandrel — miner s pick, 1510s, of unknown origin; perhaps borrowed from Fr. mandrin, itself of unknown origin. Also applied from 17c. to parts of a lathe or a circular saw …   Etymology dictionary

  • mandrel — ► NOUN 1) a shaft or spindle in a lathe to which work is fixed while being turned. 2) a cylindrical rod round which metal or other material is forged or shaped. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • mandrel — or mandril [man′drəl] n. [earlier manderil; prob. < Fr mandrin < Prov mandre, spindle, winch, beam (of a balance) < L mamphur, a bow drill < IE base * menth , to twirl > ON mọndull, handle of a quern] 1. a metal spindle or bar,… …   English World dictionary

  • Mandrel — For other uses, see Mandrel (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Mandrill (the primate species). Old shop made mandrel for turning hollow objects on an engine lathe …   Wikipedia

  • Lathe — A lathe (pronEng|ˈleɪð) is a machine tool which spins a block of material to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, or deformation with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object which has… …   Wikipedia

  • Lathe (metal) — Center lathe with DRO and chuck guard. Size is 460 mm swing x 1000 mm between centers A metal lathe or metalworking lathe is a large class of lathes designed for precisely machining relatively hard materials. They were originally designed to… …   Wikipedia

  • mandrel — /man dreuhl/, n. Mach. 1. a shaft or bar the end of which is inserted into a workpiece to hold it during machining. 2. a spindle on which a circular saw or grinding wheel rotates. 3. the driving spindle in the headstock of a lathe. Also, mandril …   Universalium

  • Lathe center — Dead center mounted in the spindle of a lathe and being used to support a workpiece being driven by a carrier setup A lathe center, often shortened to center, is a tool that has been ground to a point as to accurately position a workpiece about… …   Wikipedia

  • Lathe carrier — A lathe carrier (or lathe dog) is a device that clamps around the workpiece and allows the rotary motion of the machine s spindle to be transmitted to the workpiece.A carrier is most often nn used when turning between centers on a lathe, but it… …   Wikipedia

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