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What is a CNC Milling Machine?

CNC milling machine, also known as the CNC machining center, is a full-automatic multi-axis machine tool controlled by a computer. It can provide 3-axis, 4-axis, and 5-axis CNC machining center. It uses CAM to program and realize 2D, 2.5D, 3D machining of the workpiece. Integrates sawing, planing, drilling, milling, sanding, and other processes into one machine.

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Milling is a mill processing that removes material from the workpiece’s surface by a milling cutter. The CNC mill has an automatic tool change and automatic tool setting device, to improve the accuracy and speed of milling and save time and labor costs.

How does a CNC milling machine work?

CNC milling machines are the most common type of CNC machines. Usually, they are grouped by the number of axes they operate on and are marked with a few letters. X and Y represent the horizontal movement of the part (moving back and forth and moving left and right in the plane). Z stands for vertical movement or up and down movement, and W stands for diagonal movement in the vertical plane. Most machines provide at least 3 to 5 axes on the X, Y and Z axis to provide performance. Advanced milling machines (such as 5-axis CNC milling machines) require CNC programming for optimal performance, because the milling process involves extremely complex geometries. These devices are very useful because they can produce shapes that are almost impossible to produce using hand tool methods.

The CNC milling machine also contains a machine tool for cutting the fluid pump into the CNC tool during machining. CNC rolling mills are used to produce various parts, and the casting costs involved continue to become more and more affordable. Generally, although CNC machining can now meet various manufacturing needs, other methods can better meet the needs of large-scale manufacturing processes that require relatively simple designs. CNC milling machine is an ideal solution from prototype design and short-term production of complex parts to manufacturing unique precision parts. Basically, engraving materials that can be engraved or cut can be processed using a CNC milling machine, although much of the work is done on metal. As with engraving and cutting, the correct tool must be selected for each material to avoid problems. Before starting milling, consider the hardness of the workpiece material and the rotation of the tool.

How many kinds of CNC milling machines are there?

CNC milling machines are usually divided into vertical or horizontal to indicate the axis of the spindle. These grinders are also divided into piston type, knee type, brush type and structure or bed type. Most milling machines have a complete CNC controller, variable spindle, electric motor, cooling system and electric table. CNC milling machine is also called CNC milling machine, CNC machining center, CNC milling center, CNC molding machine. CNC milling machines are divided into household CNC milling machines, small CNC milling machines, small CNC milling machines, desktop CNC milling machines, desktop CNC milling machines, amateur CNC milling machines, five-axis CNC milling machines, large format CNC milling machines.

What’s the CNC Milling Machine Used For?

The CNC machining center is mainly suitable for machining workpieces with complex shapes, many procedures, and high precision requirements.

1- Box parts for machine tools, automobiles, airplanes and other industries. Such as automobile engine blocks, gearboxes, machine tool spindle boxes, gear pump housings.

2- Complex curved parts in the aerospace and transportation industries. Such as cams, integral impellers, propellers, mold cavities of aero engines.

3- Shaped parts, such as brackets, bases, masters, etc.

4-Plates, sleeves, plate parts, such as flanged bushings, motors Cover, etc.

5- Parts in the trial production of new products, suitable for single parts, small batches, multi-variety production, product modification, etc.

How much does a CNC milling machine cost?

The price of CNC milling machines is similar to that of CNC engraving machines. Of course, the prices of machines with different configurations are also different. Different brands of CNC rolling mills provide different services and support, which will also lead to different prices. CNC rolling mills in different countries have different fees, tax rates and transportation costs. All these factors will lead to the final price. You will get a price range of $3,000.00 to $120,000.00 from iGOLDENCNC. If you want to buy cheap CNC milling machines abroad and get the final price, please contact us for a free estimate, and we will calculate the final price of the milling machine you need.

What are the characteristics of CNC milling?

With the rapid development of the processing industry, CNC milling machines are playing an increasingly important role. What are their characteristics?

High reliability

With the increase of the integration density of the summary line, the hard connection of the digital control components and the driving device is reduced, and the continuous reduction of welding points, connection points and the outside greatly reduces the failure rate.

Powerful flexibility.

Because the CNC system hardware is universal and standardized, the system control program in the programmable read-only memory can be modified to meet the control requirements of different machine tools. At the same time, due to the modular structure, it also facilitates the expansion of system functions.

Strong adaptability.

The adaptability part (called flexibility) is the adaptability of an index-controlled machine tool to changes in production objects. Product processing is performed on CNC equipment. When you want to update the processing pattern, you only need to change the input program of the CNC equipment to meet the production needs of the new product. There is no need to change the materials of mechanical parts and control parts, and the production process will be completed automatically. This function not only meets the market competition’s demand for rapid product upgrades, but also solves the problem of automatic production of whole batches, small batches, and multiple varieties of products. Strong adaptability is the most important advantage of CNC equipment and the main reason for the emergence and rapid development of CNC equipment.


After using VLSI, the size of the CNC cabinet was reduced, the programmable interface was used, and the logic circuits of S, M, T (spindle transmission control, auxiliary functions and tool parameters) and other sequential control components were combined. The equipment is numerically controlled. Therefore, all control boxes can be installed in the machine, which reduces the floor space and simplifies equipment management.

How Many Table Sizes Can Be Chose?

The usual CNC machining center size include 4*6′, 4*8′, 5*10′ and 6*12′ in feet, and it can be called as 1224, 1325, 1530, 2030 and 2040 in mm. Of course, the table size can be customized as customers’ requirements.

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