Types of CNC Machining Center

Types of CNC Machining Center

CNC Machining Center has some advantages, such as best price, wide capacity, high precision and etc, so more and more machinery people choose it. And we can use various milling cutters to machining grooves on CNC milling machines. The working principle of a CNC milling machine is continuous milling with multi-blade cutter, which is suitable for single-piece small batch production and processing of small and medium-sized parts in production.


According to the spindle:

a.Vertical CNC milling machine

Features: The spindle axis is perpendicular to the horizontal plane. It is the most common form of a CNC milling machine, and it has the widest application range. Among them, we often use three-axis CNC milling machines.

Application: Suitable for profile processing in the horizontal plane. After adding the numerical control indexing head, the curved groove can be processed on the cylindrical surface.

b.Horizontal CNC milling machine

Features: The spindle axis is parallel to the horizontal plane.

Application: Mainly used for various upper profile processing in the vertical plane. After the universal CNC turntable is added, the continuous swivel profile on the side of the workpiece can also be machined and the four surfaces of the box part can be machined after one installation.

c. Gantry CNC Milling Machine

Features: The spindles are mostly vertical, the models are large and the price is relatively high.

Application: It is mainly suitable for processing large or complex shapes such as beams, frames, siding, etc. on airplanes.


According to the number of axes:

1) Three-axis CNC milling machine

2) Four-axis CNC milling machine

Features: The fourth axis indexing head is installed on the three-axis CNC milling machine, which can realize four-axis four-linkage, which makes the workpiece more and wider, and is suitable for workpiece machining with complex curved surfaces.

3) Five-axis CNC milling machine

Features: Adding the fifth axis indexing head on the three-axis CNC milling machine, it can realize five-axis five-linkage, and it contains RTCP function, which is suitable for processing complex parts such as machining impeller.

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