CNC Horizontal Milling Machine

CNC horizontal milling machine can process a wide variety of milling tasks. Milling tasks are the cutting process that utilizes spinning tools to remove materials by advancing a tool into one or several work pieces under the control of a computer numerical control system. To some degree, CNC horizontal milling machines are just like CNC machining centers.

The machining method of milling could be done on different directions. So there are X, Y, Z, A, B, and other axis available for CNC horizontal milling machine design. Besides turning, milling covers a wide variety of various operations and ranges a wide scale from single tiny parts to heavy and large gang milling operation tasks. Milling is one of the most usually adopted machining methods that render accurate tolerances just like turning methods. So, the research and development of milling method is highly popular in the industrial world due to its productive and effective nature for rendering work pieces with complex profiles. These are comparatively hard to achieve by conventional turning lathes. However, with the milling process, there evolves a lot of machining methods and one of the most popular and widely applied is the machining centers. Machining centers are widely used for dealing with complex profiles due to their excellent cutting accuracy. Axis designed on machining centers is basically the same like the arrangement in the horizontal machining centers.


CNC Milling and Other Machining

The process of CNC milling is one of the most usually adopted machining methods that could render accurate tolerances just like turning methods. The milling and turning methods were developed at the very early stage of civilization development. So, the research and development of milling method is highly popular in the modern industrial world due to its productive and effective nature. Milling can cut pieces with complex profiles under the programmed routes.

Therefore, with the milling mechanism, there evolves a lot of machining methods and one of the most popular and widely applied is the horizontal machining centers. Machining center is a highly developed machine tool that can deal with multiple types of milling tasks at one station. At first, machine center and milling centers are evolved from milling machines at the 1960s. Since then, the development of this specific type of machine tools progresses well in the industry. After that, machine centers are widely applied in all kinds of high tech industries, contributing a wide range of industrial efforts.


Functionalities Added

Milling machines are sometimes added with some additional functionality to enhance their competitiveness. Since milling and boring are the most widely adopted machining methods that render accurate tolerances, the research and development of boring method conducted under milling structure is highly popular in the industrial world. In machining, boring is the process of enlarging a hole that has already been drilled by means of a single-point cutting tool, such as in boring a gun barrel or an engine cylinder. Boring is used to achieve greater accuracy of the diameter of a hole, and can be used to cut a tapered hole. Boring can be viewed as the internal-diameter counterpart to turning, which cuts external diameters. With the milling and boring processes, there are work pieces that can fit into different kinds of processing demands. Manufacturers later developed a lot of integrated machining methods and one of the most popular and widely applied is horizontal boring and milling with rotary tables as the fifth axis.

CNC horizontal milling machine designed with milling and boring functionalities soon evolves to horizontal machining centers and their horizontal machining capacity is of top notch level. This is a highly developed machine tool that can deal with multiple types of complicated milling and boring tasks at once and is equipped with many power accessories.


Five Axis Milling Machines

Later, the well developed 5 axis milling machines can process even more tasks such as drilling and tapping. Such machines’ features are becoming more and more fundamental for machine tools. Machining centers and milling machines are requested to be versatile machines in a great range for users all over the world. People want to have wider choices based on the new trend of small quantity but wide variety order types. So, the working table is installed with tracks to make it become the fourth or fifth axis that can allow the cutting routes more directional.

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