Making an Old Workhorse New Again
May 29, 2013
They just don’t make ’em like they used to. That’s especially true of the Bullard VTL (vertical turning lathe), which went out of production a few decades ago. While the Bullard might not have state-of-the-art technology when it comes to today’s machines, they were built like few are today, with heavy, rigid almost immovable cast iron that was cured old-style, in the sun. “Bullards are beasts for heavy cutting,” said Bob Blaschke, Chief Operating Officer of Compact Power Services (CPS; Rock Hill, SC) and a manufacturing engineer. “These are very resilient machines that can take a beating.” See the article...