doosan lathe troubles

Quote Originally Posted by yardbird View Post
What does heat treated mean? Case hardened? I don’t know how big 9 microns is but generally if the machine is in decent condition it ought to hold a half thousands fairly easily so yeah it might be material. It could be something other than both those things?


9 microns is .00035″.

There are a lot of different models of Doosan lathes.

I have one that is geared between the servo and the ballscrew, using only the motor encoder for feedback. It is a lot more unpredictable than most when starting from cold, but that lathe will still do +/- 9μm without excessive monitoring and adjustment.

I would assume that most Doosan lathes are at least as good as this one.