The two axises used on a CNC lathe are:X - CrossZ - Longitudinal
Chances are if you search for CNC Lathe on ebay or Craigslist you'll be able to find out what you need. There are a variety of equipment available on these sites.
VTL = Vertical Turret Lathe with computer numerical control (CNC)
Lathe specificationsÂ· Distance between centersÂ· Swing over the bedÂ· Swing over the cross slideÂ· Horse power of the motorÂ· Number of speeds
2-Axis CNC machining refers to a CNC lathe which only needs two axises, X and Z, to perform its function.
There are several websites that give information about CNC turning centers. A search engine can also be used to find the nearest CNC turning center.
It makes round things.
Here is a list of companies that sell CNC machine tools in South Carolina: http://www.thomasnet.com/south-carolina/cnc-machining-45330503-1.html Pee Dee Machine & Tool, located at 1033 Howle Street in Hartsville is a family-owned machine shop. It has a Mori Seiki SL25 CNC Turning Center (and a Lathe if you need one), and I'm sure they'd be happy to do the work you need done.
A computer numerically controlled lathe and a computer numerically controlled milling machine differ primarily in their core operations and the kinds of parts they can create. To make pieces like shafts and rings that are both cylindrical and symmetrical, a CNC lathe primarily rotates the workpiece while cutting tools remove material. However, computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines can create more complex forms and features like slots, holes, and curves by using revolving cutting tools to remove material from a fixed workpiece. While CNC lathes excel at generating very precise circular components, CNC milling machines offer greater freedom for producing three-dimensional parts.
X and Z axis, no Y axis
I would check with the manufacturer of the CNC lathe. So many CNC machines are custom products that sometimes the manufacturer is the only one that can provide parts. You can get parts through http://www.machinetools.net.tw/parts/e-catalog-420-597.htm They have online catalogs of parts.