Grooving is an operation performed on a lathe machine in order to create radial grooves. Machining grooves is one of the more challenging turning operations performed on a lathe machine. Grooving tools are often thin and less stable. Three sides of the insert are in contact with the workpiece, and chips can be difficult to extract. Groves can be very shallow, but also very deep. They can have a straight shape, but also a complex profile.
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