Monday, March 3, 2014

CNC Milling Machine - Description and Operating Instructions

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling is the most common form of CNC. CNC Mills are classified according to the number of axes that they possess. Axes are labeled as x and y for horizontal movement, and z for vertical movement, as shown in this view of a manual mill table.

Normal 4 axes

Table x.
Table y.
Table z.
Milling Head z.

 A five-axis CNC milling machine has an extra axis in the form of a horizontal pivot for the milling head. his allows extra flexibility for machining with the end mill at an angle with respect to the table. A six-axis CNC milling machine would have another horizontal pivot for the milling head, this time perpendicular to the fifth axis.

CNC Milling Machine Sketch

CNC Milling Machine


CNC Milling Machines available with Ford Aerospace - August 2011

Bridgeport XR 5 axis machine - brochure

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