Posts Categorized: CNC Milling

Manufacturers of All Sizes Want CNC Milling Machines

With a huge array of machine styles, sizes and formats, the CNC milling machines are a sought after commodity. Manufacturers of all sizes, artisans and craftspeople, metalworking and woodworking enthusiasts can all find a CNC milling machine to meet their needs and their budgets.

Fully compatible and operational with the Windows XP or Vista software, the flexibility of CNC milling machines can be as simple as a “plug and play” technology. All of the machines can also be programmed to function with complex CAD software programs for completely customized milling requirements.

In addition to the numerous models of machinery, the company also makes a large assortment of accessories available for their equipment, including a hand held joystick, which can jog axes automatically.

What is CNC Milling?

CNC milling is also known as computer numerical control milling, and it is the most common form of CNC. CNC mills are capable of performing functions of drilling and turning. CNC mills are classified based upon the number of axes that they possess. Axes are labeled as x and y for their horizontal movement and z for their vertical movement. A manual standard light-duty mill is usually assumed to have four axes: table x, table y, table z, and milling head z. The number of axes that a milling machine has is a common subject during casual “shop talk” and it is usually interpreted in different ways. CNC milling machines are typically programmed using a set of commands referred to as G-codes. G-codes represent specific and exact CNC functions in alphanumeric format.