Lathe machine chucks are job holding attachments that rotate any work-piece on its axis in order to carry out numerous operations such as cutting, deforming or drilling, knurling and so on with tools applied on that work-piece to create a symmetrical object about an axis of rotation. In short, lathe machine chucks are used to shape various work pieces. They find many applications and are used in woodturning, metalworking, metal spinning, glass working and thermal spraying. The main purpose of lathe machine chucks is to facilitate unfinished to finished metal product transformation.
Depending on the material being worked upon, there are three different types of lathe machines, namely engine lathes, special purpose lathes and turret lathes. While each of these types has its respective characteristics and applications, engine lathes are the most popular. The unique advantage offered by engine lathes is that they can be used to transform different materials apart from metal. Turret lathes are used for sequential machining of single work-pieces. Sequential machining helps in eliminating errors in the work alignment. With turret lathes, machining is done with better efficiency, thereby reducing errors, increasing speed and correspondingly reducing working time. Special purpose lathes are used for carrying out special procedures and processes (e.g. heavy duty production of identical parts) and hence the name special purpose lathes. Growth in the lathe machine market is estimated to propel the demand for lathe machine chucks in the global market in the coming years.