The conceptual developments are tailored to specific models of universal lathes of the company – CU 400, CU 500. The ideas are aimed at changing the overall structure, the product identity, functional and ergonomic zones in the universal lathe. Considering the current production capacity and resources of the company. The basic structure, parts and details are made of metal, but with the tendency to implemented other types of materials – composites, engineering plastics and other resistant materials with high physical and mechanical properties. The development of the work environment around the lathe also implies innovations: new functional details and machine components; changes in functional areas; adaptation and implementation of control displays, with new principles for the universal lathe management etc.