Turn-milling composite technology is a composite processing technology developed in the 1990s.In recent years, more and more complex parts use Turn-mill machine tools for comprehensive processing, and its types are becoming increasingly diverse. The outstanding advantage of machining by turn-milling machine is to greatly shorten the production cycle of parts, improve the machining accuracy.
Definition Of Turn-Mill Machine
CNC Turn-mill machine can simultaneously perform rotating turn,cnc milling and drilling
operation. It is not a simple combination of turning and milling into a
machine tool. In a Lathe, the part spins and the tools are stationary.
Mill-turn, you can do both. These machines are capable of turning and milling
in the same set up.Turn milling is defined as the milling of a curved
surface while rotating the workpiece around its center point. Eccentric forms
or shapes that differ considerably from those produced by conventio-nal
milling or turning operations can often be turn milled. These machines have
real power that allows aggressive Milling and Turning as opposed to a few
simplistic milled features.
A mill/turn machine is a hybrid CNC machine that combines both milling (tool rotating) and turning (workpiece rotating) functionalities into one fast, powerful, and flexible machine that can complete complex operations faster and with greater accuracy than traditional machining technologies.
Advantages of Turn-mill Machining
1.Effectively improve chip disposal
In the turning processing, materials will produce long swarf, and it is difficult to deal with. But the cutting tool the turn-mill machine used normally produce short swarf which solved this problem very well. 2.High efficiency processing Take the eccentric area of a truned part such as a crankshaft or camshaft for instance. During turning, the eccentric mass of these components (crank neck, eccentric cam, etc.) leads to unbalanced forces that adversely affect performance. Turn-mill machine with low workpiece speed can prevent this negative effect. 3.Ability to machine more complex parts. In addition, consider machining the heavier parts, their rotation determines the cutting speed during turning. All of these are related to the limitations of the machine main drive. If the drive does not allow rotating large mass objects at the desired speed, than the cutting speed does not reach the optimal range and cutting performance will be reduced. CNC Turn-mill machine provides an effective way to overcome the above difficulties.
In summary, Turn-mill machining is defined as a processing method of milling curved surfaces When rotating a workpiece around the center point of the workpiece, It different from Routine milling or turning which operations produce eccentric shapes. This method achieves a high metal removal rate with excellent chip control. Mill/turn machines are able to create more complex and intricate parts without needing to transfer the part from one machine to another. This opens a world of possibilities.
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