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What is the difference between a lathe and a milling machine?

Article source:CNC machiningResponsible editor:adminauthor:Kang Ding hardwarePopularity: Publication time:2017-05-26 15:18 font size:【 large middle Small
What is the difference between a lathe and a milling machine?



  CNC lathe can be complex rotary body shape processing. Milling machine are generally processing groove type of workpiece, such as the spline shaft spline, the shaft keyway, gear teeth, etc., of course, can also be a plane milling, milling machine is generally a small machine is mainly horizontal, large machine tools for the gantry formula. The form of processing is generally the opposite of the lathe, the main movement For the tool rotation movement, the workpiece movement for the feed movement milling is the blank fixed, with high-speed rotation of the cutter on the blank on the knife, cut out the required shape and characteristics. Conventional milling is used for simple profiles / features such as milling profiles and grooves.


                                         Lathe milling machine