The machine bed is a component of machine tools that takes on the task of guiding the tool slide. It is often made of gray cast iron , as the property of this material dampens the vibrations that arise during production and thus enables work with smaller tolerances. Stone such as granite is also used as a material for the machine bed, primarily to ensure long-term thermal stability. Mineral cast offers similar properties, but it is easier to process. In plastics processing , the machine bed is usually welded together from sheet steel and in hydraulic machines also contains the pumps and hydraulic oil containers .
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