Knurling on a lathe is a machining technique employed to create textured patterns on the surface of a workpiece. This process involves using specialized knurling tools that press against the rotating workpiece to impress diamond-shaped or straight-line ridges onto its surface. The result is a tactile and visual enhancement that improves grip, adds aesthetic appeal, or serves as a reference point for adjustments. Knurling on a lathe requires careful adjustment of factors such as tool pressure, feed rate, and tool alignment to achieve consistent and precise results. This technique finds applications in various industries, contributing both functional and decorative benefits to a wide range of products and components.

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