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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 »

Hobbyists Can Enjoy Having a CNC Milling Machine at Home

December 21st, 2017

When most people think of industrial milling operations, they picture large, bustling machine shops. For many years, these professional machine shops were the only places you were likely to see milling machines. They were typically used to make things like automotive parts, furniture and even military equipment. Since then, however, the hobby market for milling… Read more »

Milling Machines Help Increase Productivity

August 3rd, 2017

When businesses have to rely on third-party manufacturing companies to make specialized parts for their products, the cost of outsourcing can add up fast. It can also slow down the production process and increase the chance of supply chain issues. In some cases, a business might need to increase the price of its products to… Read more »

Precise Machine Milling Shapes Solid Materials

December 23rd, 2009

Machine milling is a process where a milling machine shapes metals or other solid materials by using a rotating cutter. Machine milling uses equipment that may be manually operated, mechanically automated, or work in tandem with a computer in a digitally automated machine milling process called computer numerical control. Machine milling is accomplished by using… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Milling Machines

July 15th, 2009

There are different types of milling machines that everyone involved in prototyping and production should know. These types do not differ based on power output alone, but in versatility and viability as well for their use in a specific work. A typical milling machine consists of four axes or pivot points. These axes move either… Read more »

Do More with Your Milling Machine

July 11th, 2009

A milling machine is a versatile machine tool that can do even the most detailed engravings. From simple jewelry designs to three-dimensional images, these patterns can be done with the use of an engraving tool that is attached to the machine. An engraving attachment is typically an air spindle that is mounted by a clamp… 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 Milling Machine for Shaping Metal

October 16th, 2008

If you were to need a machine tool that shapes metal or other solid materials, the most likely tool appropriate for the job would be a milling machine. This type of machine is comprised of a rotating cutter that rotates about a spindle axis to cut a piece of material affixed to a table below… Read more »

A Milling Machine Saves Time and Work

October 8th, 2008

Traditionally, those who worked with metals or similar materials shaped the metals by hand. Although with repeated practice a person could get good at it, shaping metal by hand was a difficult and time consuming endeavor. Today, the need to shape metal by hand has been eliminated. This is because of the machines that have… Read more »

The Misunderstood Milling Machine

September 18th, 2008

Most people think that the milling machine is a one-trick pony, but nothing could be further from the truth. The humble milling machine is one of the most useful and versatile machines ever. Their most common use is machining flat surfaces, but they can do much more. They can drill or bore holes to a… Read more »