RE: Winding coils on a CNC lathe


I'd use the big lathe to first true up the PVC then thread it with a small
grove for the wire to sit in. Hand feed the wire into the grove after is

My 2cents...
Brian Basura

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Subject: Winding coils on a CNC lathe

Original Poster: timp-at-clarityconnect-dot-com 

	Hi all, I'm in the early design stage of my first
coil and the machine shop that I work for just bought a
CNC lathe (10 feet between centers and 18 1/2 inch swing).

	If anyone has tried winding secondary or power 
transformer coils on a CNC I'd appreciate any advice.
Winding the secondary shouldn't present any problems but
winding a rectangular transformer coil is going to present 
some issues with feeding the wire.  

Thanks in advance,