Conventional Milling Machine

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      Machine Shop, Building 1A, Undercroft. Opposite to Material Testing Lab.

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    A Conventional Milling machine is a machine tool in which the work is held on vice or clamps and rotating tool is used for metal cutting. Material removal shall be done by rotating tool against fixed Job. Operations that can be performed in this machine are Milling, Profiling, Drilling, Boring Thread cutting, Grooving, Reaming and Tapping . In most Conventional Milling machines are also called machining centers are computer controlled vertical mills with the ability to move the spindle vertically along the Z-axis. This extra degree of freedom permits their use in all types of milling, die sinking, engraving applications, such as relief sculptures. When combined with the use of conical tools or a ball nose cutter, it also significantly improves milling precision without impacting speed, providing a cost-efficient alternative to most flat-surface surface work. As material passes through the cutting area of a milling machine, the blades of the cutter take swarfs of material at regular intervals. Surfaces cut by the side of the cutter (as in peripheral milling) therefore always contain regular ridges. The distance between ridges and the height of the ridges depend on the feed rate, number of cutting surfaces, the cutter diameter. With a narrow cutter and rapid feed rate, these revolution ridges can be significant variations in the surface finish. Types of cutting tools used are High speed steel and Carbide tools.


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