CNC milling machines are used for cutting, contouring, reaming, threading, planning, drilling, turning, grinding and diesinking. They can cut into various materials but are mainly used for cutting metal. A great example what mills help create are car engine blocks!
Boring mill machines are used to bore holes into the material being processed. There are vertical and horizontal boring mills. The horizontal boring mills have the material lay on the table while the boring bar rotates around a horizontal axis. (Similar to Horizontal Machining Centers) The vertical boring mills have the material rotate around a vertical axis. The boring tool does not turn while performing the cut. There are also horizontal boring mills that has its spindle work parallel to the ground. Boring mills are used for smoothing or roughening out the inside of a cut hole.
Should I choose a vertical or horizontal boring mill? Horizontal boring mills typically are more versatile due to the fact that you are not limited in the workpiece size. Vertical boring mills are more limited in that aspect. However, they are both able to run at similar production capacities. It really depends on the type of workpiece/job to be performed.
What are some benefits/uses of using boring mills?
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