What is the difference between milling drilling and turning?

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What is the difference between milling drilling and turning?

In the process of choosing machining equipment, a question that some users will ask is, what is the difference between milling drilling and turning machine, and which is better to choose?

Today we will explore the two most common machine tool categories and compare the differences and uses of milling machines and turning (lathe) machine.

What is the difference between milling drilling and turning?

 

What Is The Difference Between Milling And turning machining?

1. Different processing parts

The turning machine is used to process the parts of the revolving body. The parts are clamped on the main shaft of the machine tool through the three-grip chuck, and rotated at a high speed, and then the turning tool is used to move the tool according to the bus line of the revolving body to cut out the shape of the product. The lathe(turning machine) can also process inner holes, threads, bites, etc., and the latter two are processed at low speed. CNC lathes can process complex rotary shapes.

The milling machine is to fix the blank, and use a high-speed rotating milling cutter to run on the blank to cut out the required shapes and features. Conventional milling is used more for simple shapes/features such as contours and slots. CNC milling machines can process complex shapes and features.

The difference of milling and turning processing is: The turning machine is the workpiece moving, the tool does not move. The milling machine is that the workpiece does not move and the tool moves.

2. Different processing methods

Lathes (turning machines) are generally used to process parts such as shafts, sleeves, discs, and pads. They are generally horizontal and horizontal lathes. Of course, large lathes also have vertical and other forms. Lathes generally have tool holders. , The machining form is generally that the tool performs feed movement, and the main movement is the rotational movement of the workpiece.

The lathe can also process inner holes, threads, bites, etc., and the latter two are processed at low speed. CNC lathes can process complex rotary shapes. Milling machines generally process grooved workpieces, such as splines of splined shafts, keyways of shafts, teeth of gears, etc. Of course, plane milling can also be performed.

Milling machines, generally small machine tools are mainly horizontal, and large machine tools are gantry type. The machining form is generally just the opposite of that of the lathe. The main motion is the rotational motion of the tool, and the movement of the workpiece is the feed motion.

Milling is to fix the blank, and use a high-speed rotating milling cutter to run on the blank to cut out the required shapes and features. Conventional milling is used more for simple shapes/features such as contours and slots. CNC milling machines can process complex shapes and features.

The milling machine machining center can perform three-axis or multi-axis machining for machining, molds, inspection tools, tire tools, thin-walled complex surfaces, artificial prostheses, blades, etc.

The above content is a detailed introduction to the difference between a turning and a milling machine, and I hope it will be helpful to everyone.

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