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7 Reasons Owning Your Own Small CNC Machine Makes Total Sense

July 3rd, 2020

A small CNC machine, also referred to as a mini CNC machine, is one of those life-changing additions to your setup that becomes worthwhile right away. Whether it is creating something from scratch or using a template, there are so many possibilities as soon as the machine is in your possession. However, what are some… Read more »

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Vertical vs. Horizontal Milling

April 13th, 2020

In the modern metal fabrication industry, milling is a popular process that offers skilled tradespeople a way of shaping and cutting materials expertly. It’s used to produce some of the most common and vital products we use every day. In this article, we’ll look at horizontal milling machines and vertical milling machines, comparing the two… Read more »

A Vertical Milling Machine Can Save Space in Your Shop

December 1st, 2017

Although there are many different CNC mills on the market, they typically fall into two broad categories—vertical CNC machines and horizontal CNC machines. Another, less common type of CNC machine is the universal CNC machine, which converts from a vertical mill to a horizontal mill, offering the best qualities of both types of machine in… Read more »

How to Regulate Cutter Speed of a Machine Milling Vertical

August 24th, 2017

A vertical milling machine is built for precision cutting. Its head is designed to slide up and down instead of horizontally, thereby providing a more stable and secure worktable. To preserve the cutting accuracy of a vertical mill, there are several factors governing cutter speed that operators should look out for. The type of metal cutter… Read more »

The Importance of Controlling Cutter Speed of a Vertical CNC Mill

September 2nd, 2014

A vertical mill is designed to provide highly accurate cutting of both simple and complex shapes. As opposed to a horizontal mill, the cutting head on a vertical mill moves up and down while the table moves on the horizontal axis. This design allows for the high degree of accuracy in vertical milling, and it… Read more »

Vertical or Horizontal Milling Machines? How to Choose

October 18th, 2008

The two most basic types of milling machines are vertical and horizontal machines. In the vertical mill, the spindle axis is vertically oriented and in the horizontal mill the cutters do their job while mounted on a horizontal arbor across the table. On a vertical mill, you can generally extend the spindle or you can… Read more »

A Machine for Milling Vertical is the Ideal Choice for Metal Shaping

October 4th, 2008

Years ago, metal was shaped only by hand. It was a time consuming endeavor, but there were no machines available to do the job. Today, that’s all changed. Milling machines are available to make shaping metal easier. Whether the machine is big or small, you can find a machine for milling horizontal and you can… Read more »

Machine Milling Vertical or Horizontal Works for Professionals or Hobbyists

October 1st, 2008

Are you a business owner? Are you a teacher? Are you hobbyists? Do you work with metals at your business, in your classroom or at your home shop? If so, chances are you are in need of a milling machine. You could shape your metal by hand, but those who are serious about the craft… Read more »