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Milling Machines

A milling machine uses a horizontal arbor or vertical spindle to rotate a cutting tool above a horizontal table that moves a clamped and stationary workpiece using feed motion transmitted from the machine tool. The cutting tool shaves off and removes small sections of material from the surfaces of the workpiece until its final machined specifications are produced. For example, face milling creates a flat surface on the workpiece, periphery milling generates a primary surface parallel to the spindle rotation, and slot milling produces a slot or channel in the workpiece.

Milling Machines: Articles

Turn Toward Greater Machining Solutions

Absolute Machine Tools, turning, milling

Expanded efficiencies built into turning centers and lathes result in productivity increases for shops of all sizes.

Expanded efficiencies built into turning centers and lathes result in productivity increases...

The Rise of Trochoidal Milling: More Accessible Than Ever

Heidenhain Trochoidal milling

Circular machining with low radial engagement and constant feed per tooth extends tool life by minimizing heat and vibration when machining extremely hard materials. CAM and control developers are making it easier for any size shop to add this technique to their capabilities.

Circular machining with low radial engagement and constant feed per tooth extends...

Dual-Spindle Milling Machine

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Kent Industrial KTM-VH500EVS

Like the company’s other combination mills, Kent Industrial’s KTM-VH500EVS enhances efficiency by enabling operators to perform horizontal and vertical milling with the same machine. Operators can make heavier, deeper cuts without extra setup time.

Like the company’s other combination mills, Kent Industrial’s KTM-VH500EVS enhances efficiency by...

Manufacturing is the Secondary Operation for This CNC Machining Shop

Plethora Corp. on-demand CNC machining

San Francisco-based Plethora Corp. shaves as much time as possible from the iterative design process. After developing software that enables customers to design for the shop’s capabilities in real time, this 2017 start-up delivers prototypes and production runs within three days.

San Francisco-based Plethora Corp. shaves as much time as possible from the...
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