Although CNC milling has surpassed manual milling with better technology and wider applications, manual processing still occupies an important position in the field of machining. Therefore, in this article, we will introduce some related content about manual milling, hoping to help you.
What Is Manual Milling Service
Manual milling is a machining process that uses a rotating tool to remove material at a certain angle on the workpiece. This is a cutting process that produces a vertical upright cutting motion.
How Manual Milling Works
The milling machine is a widely used machine. It can process planes (horizontal planes, vertical planes), grooves (keyways, T-slots, dovetail grooves, etc.), teeth (gears, spline shafts, sprockets), spiral surfaces (threads, spiral grooves) and various curved surfaces. In addition, it can also be used to machine surfaces and inner holes. When the milling machine is working, the workpiece is installed on the worktable. The rotation of the milling cutter is the main movement, supplemented by the feed movement of the table or the milling head. The workpiece can obtain the required machining surface. Due to the use of multi-edge interrupted cutting, the productivity of the milling machine is high. Simply put, a milling machine is a machine that can mill, drill, and boring workpieces.
The Benefits Of Manual Milling
Manual milling has many advantages. This is why these machines are still widely used.
Manual milling machines are not as expensive as CNC milling machines, so it is easier to find companies that provide these services. No need to spend too much time programming modern machines or paying for the costs of using modern machines.
Suitable For Detailed / Small Objects
Manual milling is ideal for fine-tuning and maintenance work.
For some projects, manual milling takes less time than CNC milling.
If you need a single but complex part with many details, you can use manual processing. In general, if you have a large-volume order, please choose CNC milling. If you have a small and professional order, a manual milling machine may be more suitable.
CNC and manual milling should not always be considered separately. CNC and manual milling machines work well together, especially when dealing with large orders with different requirements.
Ideally, the company you place the order should have both CNC and manual machines. Experienced technicians and operators will decide which method best suits your project requirements.
Manual Milling At SANS
At SANS Machining, We have 5 turret milling machines. These milling machines are durable, suitable for various components of different sizes.
The turret milling machine is a light general-purpose metal cutting machine with vertical milling and horizontal milling. The maximum machining part size is 1372 millimeter times 305 millimeter, and the machining precision can be guaranteed at 0.05mm.
The milling machine has a wide range of uses. It can process planes (such as horizontal planes, vertical planes), grooves(like keyways, grooves, dovetail grooves, etc.), gear parts (include gears, spline shafts, sprockets), and spirals. Shaped surface (like thread, spiral groove) and various curved surfaces. In addition, it can also be used to process the surface and inner hole of the revolving body and do the cutting off the work.
Because of the multi-edge intermittent cutting, the productivity of the milling machine is high. In short, a milling machine is a machine that can mill, drill, and boring a workpiece. Suitable for industries such as hardware accessories, mechanical parts, molds, and automated manipulators.
The operators have more than 5 years of processing experience. The degree of automation of the milling machine is not as high as CNC machine, so the operator need to have relatively high process experience. Their sense of responsibility is also very strong. If the parts on the shift are not processed, or if the customer requires urgent products, they will reasonable work overtime or work by turns to complete the production in time with good quality and accurate quantity. At the same time, it has a strictly prohibited attitude to the machining of drawings. When found a problem with the machining drawings, they will make a reasonable proposal and do necessary communication confirmation with the customer.
At SANS Machining, we have CNC and manual milling machines to handle all tasks. Our team has been trained to operate both types of machines to provide our customers with the fastest and most accurate precision parts.