A lathe is a machine tool that mainly uses a turning tool to turn a rotating workpiece. On the lathe, drills, reamers, reamers, taps, dies and knurling tools can also be used for corresponding processing. Lathes are mainly used for machining shafts, discs, sleeves and other workpieces with revolving surfaces, and are the most widely used type of machine tools in machinery manufacturing and repair factories. Machines for rotary machining such as milling machines and drilling machines are derived from lathes.
A milling machine refers to a machine tool that mainly uses a milling cutter to machine various surfaces on a workpiece. Usually the rotary motion of the milling cutter is the main motion, and the movement of the workpiece (and) the milling cutter is the feed motion. It can process planes, grooves, and various curved surfaces, gears, etc. A milling machine is a machine tool that uses a milling cutter to mill a workpiece. In addition to milling planes, grooves, gear teeth, threads and spline shafts, milling machines can also process more complex profiles, with higher efficiency than planers, and are widely used in machinery manufacturing and repair departments. Milling machine is a kind of machine tool with a wide range of uses. It can process planes (horizontal, vertical), grooves (keyways, T-slots, dovetails, etc.), toothed parts (gears,spline shafts, sprockets, etc.) Helical surfaces (threads, helical grooves) and various curved surfaces.
In addition, it can also be used to process the surface of the revolving body, the inner hole and the cutting work. When the milling machine is working, the workpiece is mounted on the table or on the accessories such as the indexing head. The rotation of the milling cutter is the main movement, supplemented by the feed movement of the table or the milling head, and the workpiece can obtain the required machining surface. The productivity of the milling machine is high due to the multi-tool interrupted cutting. A machine tool that mills a workpiece with a milling cutter. In addition to milling planes, grooves, gear teeth, threads and spline shafts, milling machines can also process more complex profiles, with higher efficiency than planers, and are widely used in machinery manufacturing and repair departments.