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What is the difference between turning and milling?
1. Different characteristics
Turning means that lathe processing is a part of mechanical
processing. Lathe machining mainly uses turning tools to turn the
rotating workpiece. Lathes are mainly used to process shafts,
discs, sleeves and other workpieces with revolving surfaces, and
are the most widely used type of machine tool in machinery
manufacturing and repair factories.
CNC lathes can process complex rotary shapes. Milling is to fix the
blank, and use a high-speed rotating milling cutter to run on the
blank to cut out the required shapes and features. Traditional
milling is mostly used to mill simple contour features such as
contours and slots.
2. Different functions
Turning is a method of cutting a workpiece on a lathe using the
rotation of the workpiece relative to the tool. The cutting energy
of turning is mainly provided by the workpiece rather than the tool
The milling and boring machining center can perform three-axis or
multi-axis milling and boring processing for machining, molds,
inspection tools, tire tools, thin-walled complex surfaces,
artificial prostheses, blades, etc. When selecting CNC milling
processing content, the advantages and key roles of CNC milling
machines should be fully utilized.
3. Different working principles
During turning, the workpiece is driven by the spindle of the
machine tool to rotate for the main movement; the turning tool
clamped on the tool holder performs the feeding movement. The
cutting speed v is the linear speed (m/min) at the contact point
between the surface of the rotating workpiece and the turning tool;
the depth of cut is the vertical distance (mm) between the surface
to be machined and the machined surface of the workpiece during
each cutting stroke. For parting and forming turning, it is the
contact length (mm) of the turning tool and the workpiece
perpendicular to the feed direction.
Milling machines include horizontal milling machines or vertical
milling machines, as well as large gantry milling machines. These
machine tools can be ordinary machine tools or CNC machine tools.
Cutting with a rotating milling cutter as a tool. Milling is
generally carried out on a milling machine or a boring machine, and
is suitable for processing planes, grooves, various forming
surfaces (such as splines, gears and threads) and special shapes of