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What is CNC milling machine?

CNC milling is a specific form of computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining. Milling itself is a machining process similar to both drilling and cutting, and able to achieve many of the operations performed by cutting and drilling machines. Like drilling, milling uses a rotating cylindrical cutting tool. However, the cutter in a CNC milling machine is able to move along multiple axis, and can create a variety of shapes, slots and holes. In addition, the work-piece is often moved across the milling tool in different directions, unlike the single axis motion of a drill.

CNC milling machines are the most widely used type of CNC machine. Typically, they are grouped by the number of axes on which they operate, which are labeled with various letters. X and Y designate horizontal movement of the work-piece (forward-and-back and side-to-side on a flat plane). Z represents vertical, or up-and-down, movement, while W represents diagonal movement across a vertical plane. Most machines offer from 3 to 5 axes, providing performance along at least the X, Y and Z axes. Advanced machines, such as 5-axis milling centers, require CAM programming for optimal performance due to the incredibly complex geometries involved in the machining process. These devices are extremely useful because they are able to produce shapes that would be nearly impossible using manual tooling methods. Most CNC milling machines also integrate a device for pumping cutting fluid to the cutting tool during machining.

Computer numeric controlled machining centers are used to produce a wide range of components, and tooling costs involved have continued to become more affordable. In general, large production runs requiring relatively simple designs are better served by other methods, although CNC machining can now accommodate a wide range of manufacturing needs. CNC milling centers are ideal solutions to everything ranging from prototyping and short-run production of complex parts to the fabrication of unique precision components.

Virtually every type of material that can be drilled or cut can be machined by a CNC mill, although most of the work performed is done in metal. As with drilling and cutting, the proper machine tools must be selected for each material in order to avert potential problems. The hardness of the work-piece material, as well as the rotation of the cutting tool must all be factored before beginning the machining process.

CNC milling machine

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Full Automatic CNC Milling Machine for Mold Making

Full Automatic CNC Milling Machine for Mold Making

Model: ST7090-2F

$9000.00 - $18500.00

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Full Automatic CNC Milling Machine for mold making and other milling works, such as metal molds, drop mold, clock parts, red copper electrodes, shoe molds, arts and crafts, jade products, dental crown milling Jewelry and other molding works, etc. The CNC milling machine can make 2D or 3D relieves on various materials.

STYLECNC® Desktop Small CNC Milling Machine for sale

STYLECNC® Desktop Small CNC Milling Machine for sale

Model: STM6060

$3000.00 - $4000.00

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STYLECNC® Desktop small CNC milling machine is used for engraving septh on metal, such as aluminium, brass, copper and other soft metal materials. Now the CNC milling machine for sale with cost price.

Affordable CNC Milling Machine for sale

Affordable CNC Milling Machine for sale

Model: ST6060F

$6200.00 - $10000.00

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Affordable CNC Milling Machine is used for Iron, Copper, Aluminum, Stainless steel, mould steel, MDF sheets, PMMA, PVC Sheet, ABS sheet, KT sheet, Timber, Gemstone, Marble and plastic composite panel, etc. Now the CNC Milling Machine for sale with affordable price.

Multi-functional CNC Milling Machine for Metal

Multi-functional CNC Milling Machine for Metal

Model: ST6060H

$6000.00 - $6500.00

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Multi-functional CNC Milling Machine for Metal is suitable for engraving, milling and drilling metal materials such as steel, copper, aluminum, etc.

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