How CNC Milling and CNC Turning are Different?

We all have seen how technology has been changing on the industrial fronts. One such major change has occurred in the manufacturing industry. The advent of CNC machining services has made things easier. 

CNC machining comes in multiple forms and shapes. Out of them, CNC milling and turning are two significant fronts that will be discussed in this article.

CNC machining itself is a very rapid manufacturing process which can turn any 3D design into reality by cutting and shaping either metal or plastic. This technology is used by a number of industries today to create multiple smaller and complex parts and prototypes, which was previously unachievable. 

What is CNC Milling?

CNC Milling is one of the most common CNC machining services used worldwide. The machinists use these services to make a variety of precisely cut tools or machine parts. The milling works preliminarily on the computer instructions where a rapidly rotating cut tool makes its contact with the workpiece. The material is cut and removed in a controlled manner. The cutting is passed in successions, unless the workpiece attains the desired shape. 

CNC mills keep the workpiece in a stationary position and hold it down to the machine bed. But in case of multi-axis CNC mills, the workpiece might rock or rotate to attain access from multiple angles. 

Today, CNC milling has become extremely rapid and end-to-end process, which delivers results with the shortest lead times.

What is CNC Turning?

CNC turning, on the other hand, is used by the machinists to particularly produce pieces that are conical, rounded or cylindrical in shape. The versatility of this application is lesser as compared to CNC milling, but yet again, it is extremely rapid and a reliable machining service. The machines that are used for this purpose are known as CNC lathes and they rotate the workpiece in a chuck. However, they do not rotate the cutting tool at all. The cutting tool remains fixed and moves towards the rotating workpiece only on receiving instructions from the computer. 

It is possible for the CNC lathe to cut through the outsides of the workpiece and even create a bore through the insides of it. This will help to create the tubular CNC machined parts easily.

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