Millingis themachiningprocess of using rotarycuttersto remove materia from a workpiece by advancing (orfeeding) the cutter into the workpiece at a certain direction. The cutter may also be held at an angle relative to the axis of the tool.Milling covers a wide variety of different operations and machines, on scales from small individual parts to large, heavy-duty gang milling operations. It is one of the most commonly used processes for machining custom parts to precise tolerances.
Milling can be done with a wide range ofmachine tools. The original class of machine tools for milling was the milling machine (often called a mill). After the advent ofcomputer numerical control (CNC), milling machines evolved into machining centers: milling machines augmented by automatic tool changers, tool magazines or carousels, CNC capability, coolant systems, and enclosures. Milling centers are generally classified as vertical machining centers (VMCs) or horizontal machining centers (HMCs).
The integration of milling intoturningenvironments, and vice versa, begun withlive toolingfor lathes and the occasional use of mills for turning operations. This led to a new class of machine tools, multitasking machines (MTMs), which are purpose-built to facilitate milling and turning within the same work envelope
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