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What is the difference between turning and milling?

What is the difference between turning and milling?
Update Time:2019-02-13

What is the difference between turning and milling?

Turning is used to machine the parts of the rotary body, and the parts are clamped on the spindle of the machine through the three-clamp chuck, and rotated at a high speed, and then the cutter is used to follow the busbar of the rotary body to cut out the appearance of the product. The lathe can also be machined with internal holes, threads, bites, etc., the latter two being processed at low speed.

CNC lathes can be used to machine complex rotary shapes.


Milling is to fix the blank and use a high-speed rotating cutter to cut the blank and cut out the desired shape and features. Conventional milling is used more for simple shapes/features such as milling contours and grooves.

CNC milling machines allow for the machining of complex shapes and features.

The milling and boring machining center can perform three-axis or multi-axis milling and machining for machining, molds, inspection tools, tire tools, thin-walled complex curved surfaces, artificial prostheses, and blades.

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The difference between turning and milling: both are common metal cold working methods. The difference between turning and milling is milling. The tool rotates at high speed under the spindle drive, while the workpiece being machined is relatively stationary.

"Turning" is the use of the rotary motion of the workpiece and the linear or curved motion of the tool to change the shape and size of the blank and to process it to meet the requirements of the drawing. Turning is the most basic and common cutting method, and it plays an important role in production. Turning is suitable for machining rotary surfaces. Most workpieces with a rotating surface can be machined by turning, such as inner and outer cylindrical surfaces, inner and outer conical surfaces, end faces, grooves, threads and rotary forming surfaces. The tools used are mainly turning tools. The "milling" method is to fix the blank and use a high-speed rotating cutter to cut the blank and cut out the required shape and features.