In the metalworking industry, a chamfering machine is machinery that can cut the transition edge between two surfaces on an object. In industrial applications, chamfering is sometimes defined as a form of bevel, and it is usually processed at a 45 degree angle between two adjacent right-angled surfaces. This processing method is often used in the industry. Chamfering machines are usually used in metal machining, carpentry, furniture manufacturing, concrete formwork, printed circuit boards, and help in the assembly of many mechanical engineering designs to provide well designed structures, shapes and profiles.
In field working, chamfering machines are usually used to complete the assembly or insertion of components. Some flexible materials such as hydrodynamic seals will generally require a shallower assembly angle, which is usually 20 degrees. During chamfering, the chamfering machine can cut bevels at any right-angled edges, such as the ends of holes, rods, bolts and pins.
In addition, there are other work pieces such as the corners of the long side of the plate, or work pieces where both surfaces meet at an acute angle. In these cases, chamfering helps simplify the subsequent assembly process. Because after chamfering, the insertion of the components such as bolts into the holds are much easier.
Nowadays, many machine tool manufacturers tend to add some other functions to their mechanical products. Some lathe machines may be equipped with milling functions, and some milling machines may also be designed with drilling and tapping functions. For factories requiring a wide range of processing tasks and requirements, the machining center is the most popular type of machine tool, and it is now equipped with some other functions. Machining centers designed with chamfering functions are now very common, and are very useful for production lines with various processing requirements.
For the current decade, for manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive and 3C consumables markets, the research and development of machining centers have become more and more urgent. Machining centers are one of the most effective metal processing solutions in the industry today. In all categories, there are three main methods of constructing a 5 axis machine tool. In this article, they will be introduced as follows:
Swing head alone is a type that can achieve most machining angles. This machine and other 5 axis machine models are considered very practical, such as four plus one or three plus two machining centers. The existing three axis layout machine tools have practical advantages. Conventional machining centers are designed with at least three axes, namely x, y and z. Both vertical and horizontal models can be equipped with other axes, so that the machine has five axes to work.
The other two axes designed on the rotary table assist the x, y and z axes installed on the machine body to move to two new working dimensions, allowing multiple angles cutting. The four plus one structure is similar. All of these mechanisms are under the control of the computer numerical control unit and move synchronously in accordance with the ideal precision standard.
Nowadays, some machine tools belonging to the machining center family are also trying to become versatile. Although they are not as flexible as machining centers, machine tool engineers and operators can add some automatic procedures to their machining processes to enable them to handle complex work pieces in various ways.
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