Differences and similarities between CNC milling and CNC turning
Milling uses rotary cutters and perpendicular motion to remove material from the face of the workpiece while CNC drilling and turning allows engineers to create holes and shapes into the blank with precise diameters and length.
When it comes to the fundamentals of CNC turning, the concept can be summarized as follows: You hold the spindle steady instead of holding the workpiece. The machine’s axis movement is what makes the difference. Electric motors are commonly used to power spindles, making it possible for a machine operator to rotate the entire assembly in a circle without stopping each time. In other words, the entire process is carried out in a single, uninterrupted cycle.
Using CNC control, both processes are able to determine the exact order of operations. Make a precise cut, then move to another precise location on the workpiece, and so on – CNC enables precise pre-setting of the entire process.
As a result of this, both CNC milling and turning are extremely automated. Hands-on cutting is the only way to get the job done.