What Is Milling Machinery? What Is Milling?
Milling is the process of using specialist machinery to remove a certain piece of material from a workpiece. It uses rotary cutters to remove this material from the workpiece and can cut through many tough solid materials such as wood and metal.
They are very helpful if you are looking to cut a certain shape out of a piece of material that is not easily cut, as milling provides you with the
proper machinery necessary to complete these jobs. This means when you are looking to create metal workpieces for example, a vehicle, any excess material that is not needed to create the vehicle can be taken off through milling.
It is one of the most common methods when it comes to changing shapes and sizes as it is a simple process and can help save a lot of time compared to other methods.
What Are The Different Types Of Milling Machinery?
several types of milling machinery that is available which will work most effectively depending on which materials and the size of the materials you are cutting. The most common type of milling machinery is:
Knee-Type –Knee-Type milling machinery requires a vertical column to be attached to the bed that consists of all the gear drives needed to rotate the knee and saddle. When this piece of machinery is being used, the knee will be situated on the base of the machinery to provide a vertical motion which in turn makes the workpiece move up and down. The saddle is attached to the top of the machinery to move in the opposite direction and create the desired effect on your workpiece.
Vertical Milling Machine – Vertical milling machines have a spindle that is in a vertical position, allowing it to come down upon a workpiece and shape it how you want it. This is due to the spindle being in a cylindrical shape with cutting edges along the circumference.
Horizontal Milling Machine – This is obviously different to the vertical machine, as the spindle lies horizontally and rotates whilst lying down. The disk shape is then held in the machine by an arbor which can then cut into the metal workpiece
Universal Milling Machinery – Universal milling machinery is similar to the horizontal machine, the only noticeable difference is that there is a swing up the table to 45 degrees in either direction, allowing you to cut in a different way and from different angles.
Other milling machinery that is slightly less common includes:
Ram-Type Machinery Fixed Bed Milling
Machinery Planner Milling
Machinery Tracer Milling
Machinery CNC Milling Machinery
There are many options when you are choosing which machinery to use and although Universal, Vertical, Horizontal and Knee-Type are the most common, CNC and Tracer machinery can perform more efficiently and are more versatile for different scenarios.
Tatnell Engineering Services will help you use all milling machinery effectively and provide it throughout Northampton. For more information get in touch on 01604587947. Why Should You Use Milling Machinery?
Milling machinery is the best way to get the desired shape and size of metal material, whilst making sure any other materials within the metal workpiece are removed. They are extremely versatile in the way that they can work on any surface both flat and irregular to produce the shapes and sizes that you require.
Another feature of milling machinery that makes it very versatile for many uses is that it can be tilted easily from side to side, back to front and vice-versa. This benefits the way you cut into metal workpieces as it becomes much simpler to do when you can tilt their machine into specific positions.
Furthermore, developments in technology with CNC milling allows the machinery to be controlled by a numerical computer. This leads to a very accurate and precise cut of your metal workpiece to ensure there are no mistakes when you require the process of milling, something that could have happened when you are using the machinery by hand.
Our specialist team at Tatnell Engineering Services will talk you through all the milling machinery to find the best options for you. Call us today on 01604587947. What Are The Benefits Of Milling Machinery?
There are many benefits to using milling machinery when you require the right equipment to make precision cutting. Milling machinery will always be the best option and uses great technology to get the job done. Benefits of milling machinery includes:
Technology Is Used Very Accurate Work
for Desired Look High-Efficiency
Levels Works with Many
Materials Easy to Use Completes Job Quickly
As this is very simple to use for both new and previous users, it makes it a great option whenever you require metal cutting.