Milling machines use rotary cutters to remove excess material from metal, wood, or other workpiece materials. While other types of machines employ rotational cutting, milling tools cut around their circumference and are manually or automatically moved to expand the size and shape of the material removal (as opposed to drilling tools, which plunge into a piece to remove material within the footprint of the cutting tool’s shape).
The two primary variations of mills are the vertical and horizontal (based on the orientation of the cutting tool). In the horizontal mill, the cutting tool is rotated perpendicular to the work surface. This format is most useful for heavy and/or long workpieces that will be moved in multiple planes. Some horizontal mills also integrate rotary tables for milling at any angle—these machines are then called universal mills.
General Features of Horizontal Mills
- Heavy duty industrial cutting capability
- High precision and repeatability
- Mill grooves, slots, flat surfaces
- With a universal table, cut bevels, radii, and a variety of rotary cuts (including gears)
- Computer control options (CNC)
- Actual specifications vary by model
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