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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.

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.

Milling Machines: Articles

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...

Real-Time Machining Simulation for Digital Dentistry

Dr. Karsten Kreusch Bosch Rexroth and Soroosh Eghbali ModuleWorks.

ModuleWorks, Bosch Rexroth and CIMT combined their respective simulation, CNC and milling expertise to create new efficiencies for dental labs and practices. An operator can simulate the dental machining process offline and fix problems before the real job begins.

ModuleWorks, Bosch Rexroth and CIMT combined their respective simulation, CNC and milling...

Consider Retrofitting Obsolete CNC Functions

Servo Products’ Orion CNC retrofit package

Servo Products’ Orion CNC retrofit package helps gives job shops an affordable alternative to replacing a whole milling machine. By replacing or adding controls, low- to mid-volume operations can reduce downtime and jack up profit margins.

Servo Products’ Orion CNC retrofit package helps gives job shops an affordable...

Acquiring Complex Machined Parts in the “No Bid Zone”

Pharmaceutical equipment builders demand machined components with such ultra-high tolerances and complexity that many precision shops must pass on jobs that are simply too difficult or beyond their capability. Who can they turn to?

Pharmaceutical equipment builders demand machined components with such ultra-high tolerances and complexity...
Milling Machines: Products

High-Speed Milling Spindle Enables Lights-Out Machining

NSK America’s electric spindle system

NSK America’s electric i-Speed5 spindle system eliminates the need for motor cables or air tubing. Variable-speed system integrates with control system for complete tool changeability.

NSK America’s electric i-Speed5 spindle system eliminates the need for motor cables...

5-Axis CNC Machining Training Via Digital Twin

FANUC’s Machining Simulation for Workforce Development software

To help develop the next-generation manufacturing workforce, FANUC’s Machining Simulation for Workforce Development software teaches users how to set up and operate three common 5-axis milling machines.

To help develop the next-generation manufacturing workforce, FANUC’s Machining Simulation for Workforce...

The Multi-Material Mill That Saves Money

Xtra·tec XT M5130 Shoulder Milling Cutter from Walter

Because Walter’s Xtra·tec XT M5130 shoulder milling cutter tackles so many types of operations and materials, owners can cut their tooling and administrative costs. It’s a universal mill that’s useful in the energy industry and die and mold-making.

Because Walter’s Xtra·tec XT M5130 shoulder milling cutter tackles so many types...
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