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Milling machines are designed to cut, grind or press various materials into shape. The equipment used for this purpose can be either a hand-held piece or a unit usually mounted on a stand. Milling machine, mechanical device that rotates around a circular work piece having several cutting edges at different axes; the work piece is usually held at a horizontal position or else clamped on to a fixed table which can rotate in three vertically directions. In addition to rotating in vertical directions, some machines may also be fitted with a counter-rotating option. Milling machines use a combination of power and skill to give excellent quality cuts; for this reason, they are highly specialized pieces of equipment requiring considerable training to use safely.
Although this type of machinery is generally categorised under machining and metalworking, it performs the following main functions: Milling the main parts of the manufactured object, such as: metals, plastics, wood, ceramics, fibreboard, leather, rubber and other such materials. This operation also involves the cutting and joining of these materials. Milling machines are available in two forms, either horizontal or vertical.
boring and milling machine
Vertical milling machines are mainly used to cut large workpieces, while horizontal milling machines are designed to generate very small cuts. Milling machines operate using a number of different approaches and in most cases involve a combination of these procedures in order to achieve the best possible results. The work performed by a milling machine is far more accurate than that achieved by hand and in many cases results in the production of perfect workpieces that are durable, strong and beautiful.