Cnc Lathe Machine on wiseGEEK:
Other duties of a CNC lathe machine operator include general maintenance of the machine itself. The operator should be reasonably familiar with the inner components of the lathe, so that he or she can make sure that the lathe is working properly and repair any problems without outside assistance.
Parts and products are designed using a variety of sophisticated design programs, and the specifications are then input by the programmer into a CNC lathe. The machine then performs lathe operations according to these instructions, cutting the stock to specification quickly and efficiently.