The cutter is having teeth on its face as well as it's side.
Gear cutting Operation:
It is the operation on producing gear tooth on the gear blank by using a form-relieved cutter in a milling machine.
The cutter profile is exactly matched with the tooth space of the gear.
Straddle milling Operation:
It is the operation on producing the flat vertical surface on both sides of the workpiece by using two side milling cutter mounted on the same arbor.
The distance between the two cutters is adjusted by using a spacing collar.
This is commonly used to produce a hexagonal or square surface.
Grooves milling Operation:
It is the operation on producing the groove on the surface of the workpiece by using a saw-milling cutter or end milling cutter.
The workpiece is fixed firmly on a milling machine and fixing the end milling cutter on an arbor, by adjusting the depth of cut, the work is fed against the cutter to cut the groove on the work surface.
Gang milling Operation:
It is the machining process in which two or more milling cutters are used together to perform different milling operations simultaneously.
In gang milling, the cutters are mounted on the arbor.
The advantages of the Milling machine:
In the milling machine there are following advantages, those are:
Ideal for the production of individual pieces and small batches.
Capable of producing complex shapes with the use of multitooth, as well as a single point, cutting tools.
Operation cost can be very modest given general-purpose equipment and cutters are used.
Milling Machine Disadvantages:
These are the following disadvantages of a milling machine:
It is more costly than casting, cold forming, extrusion, etc. If these processes can provide the flatness, surface finish and dimensional accuracy required for the part.
For mass production, it becomes economically necessary to use special-purpose machines.
They may cost millions of dollars but the cost is justifiable when handling labor which is virtually eliminated and machining accuracy and repeatability is ensured.
The applications of Milling Machine:
These are the following applications of the milling machine:
This machines used to making gears.
Usually used to a machined flat surface but can also produce irregular surfaces.
Used to produce the groove or slot.
Modern mill machine cut superalloys, titanium, tensile steel to closer tolerance, a greater accuracy, and faster rate.
This machine is used to design of metal and other materials.
Video lecture on Mill machine if you wish you can check this video for brief knowledge:
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What is the function of a milling machine?
Milling Machine is a machine tool that performs rotary motion.
What operation we perform on Milling?
Plain Milling Operation Face Milling End Milling For Milling T-slot Milling Side Milling Gear Milling Straddle Milling Grooves Milling and Gang Milling Operation
Which tool we use in this machine?
The tool use here is Multi point cutting tool
What are parts of Milling machine?
Base Column Knee Saddle Table Overhanging Arm Spindle Arbor Arbor Supports Milling Head Ram
What are types of Milling Machine?
Column and Knee Type Milling Vertical Milling Horizontal Milling Universal milling Fixed Bed Milling Planer Milling CNC Milling Tracer Milling Simplex Milling Duplex Milling Triple Milling
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