A number of operations can be performed through the use of a lathe, and from the use of a turning center more operations can be performed compared to the use of a lathe. The most common of these operations include:
Facing operations are performed on the edge of a part so as to come up with flat surfaces.
Threading operations tend to produce threads internally or externally on a part.
Knurling operations are used on cylindrical surfaces so as to create a kind of roughness that is regularly shaped.
Drilling is an operation performed on parts so as to come up with holes.
Boring operations involve the production of internal grooves that are circular in nature by enlarging a cavity or a hole.
The operations here involve the finishing and sizing of existing holes.
This is where gradual reduction of the diameter takes place over the length of a workpiece.