Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018. by Deborah Greene in Milling Machines.
CNC milling machines can eliminate a lot of the manual labor for you. The CNC machine is controlled through a computer software program. The computer tells the machine exactly what to do by the way the software program is written. CNC machines are operated on several different axes and the software program has to written to accommodate the different axis. In other words, if the Z axis is left out in the software program, the machine will not move up and down. The computer software program is essentially the brain of the machine.
There is a variety of different tools that can be used with this type of machinery. In the US, the most common CNC miller tooling is the CAT tooling; however, now a better alternative called BT tooling as raised the bar. BT tooling can be easily confused with CAT, so be careful.
The milling machine is used for shaping metal and other materials. Not only can the milling machine drill a hole straight down like a drill press, the material can be placed into the side of the tool and allow for shaping of the flanks. With a milling machine, many different tasks can be performed.
Be sure that you understand the benefits of having CNC milling machines before you start purchasing them.
If you have questions about a milling machine, ask around. These machines as they are becoming more and more popular with both individuals and large corporations. You can also log onto YouTube and watch many videos pertaining to milling machines. Finally, contact a dealer of milling machines. They will be able to answer your questions and help to guide you in the right direction if you are thinking about purchasing one for yourself or your business.
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