cross-slide

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cross-slide

n
(Mechanical Engineering) the part of a lathe or planing machine on which the tool post is mounted and across which it slides at right angles to the bed of the lathe
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achieved by using ball bearing frictionless cross-slides and ball screws.
So, for maximum running time between tool changes, the cross-slides are loaded with three identical boring tools and one facing tool.
They're gang-tooled models with the tools mounted on the cross-slide - a straightforward, mechanically simple arrangement that's effective for near-net-shape turning, where operations are few and where tool-indexing is a significant part of cycle time.