As highlighted in the article “Advantages of Milling Machine Processing Technology” by Market Prospects, milling machines offer numerous benefits due to their unique configuration, ensuring improved chip evacuation and enhancing surface finish while extending tool life.
Functions of Milling Machines: Milling machines are essential machine tools that utilize milling cutters to work on various components. They can efficiently mill planes, grooves, gear teeth, threads, and spline shafts, making them valuable in machinery manufacturing and repair departments.
Processing Capabilities: While lathes process cylindrical or circular rods, milling machines are versatile in handling planes, holes, grooves, and curved surfaces. They can perform most tasks achievable by lathes, with some additional processing capabilities. While lathes are faster in processing efficiency, milling machines complement them by offering specific functionalities.
CNC Milling Machine Processing Principle: Similar to CNC lathes, CNC milling machines utilize digital signals for processing. The milling machine moves the workpiece in the XY plane, with the Z-axis rotating as the tool spindle for top-to-bottom milling work.
By using a milling cutter with multiple blades and manipulating the workpiece, milling machines provide an economical and accurate method for 3D or 2D workpiece production, including plane milling, curved surface milling, groove milling, and gear milling.
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