The boring machine uses a rotating tool to enlarge the hole that has been drilled with a single-point cutting tool to perform the boring process, such as in boring a gun barrel or an engine cylinder under the control of people. The operation method of the boring machine can be manually controlled or computer numerical controlled (CNC).
Nowadays, such machines are usually controlled by CNC systems, and their accuracy is controlled within a relatively small tolerance range. The boring process could be carried out on different directions that are based on the different moving tracks installed on the axes of machine.
Horizontal boring machine is the most common machinery that uses rotating tools to boring work piece materials by enlarging holes that have been drilled by single-point cutting tools, such as in boring a gun barrel or an engine cylinder under the control of a programmed CNC system. Nowadays, this kind of machine is usually controlled by an automatic and programmed CNC system. The accuracy can be controlled within a relatively small tolerance range. The boring process could be carried out on different directions that are based on the different moving tracks installed on the axes of the machine.
Many milling machines and machining centers can perform boring processing. This design facilitates simple next step processing after complex milling tasks. In addition, drilling machines are now also designed with boring function to meet the requirements of fast cycle time and work in a horizontal structure.
In addition, many boring machines now have other metal processing capabilities, not just one function. This allows the machine operator to complete multiple tasks on the same machine without having to move the work piece from one work station to another, wasting a lot of precious time. There are many boring machines with milling functions on the market. Let us look at the introduction of the boring and milling machine.
Vertical boring and milling machine is a milling oriented machine tool that is designed with vertical aligns structure. This type of machine tool is a highly developed and widely applied that can carry out many kinds of mill tasks all at one stop when it is equipped with auxiliary accessories such as automatic tool changer, tool magazine, automatic tool pallet changer, and rotary table.
At first, the vertical boring and milling machine was developed from a conventional milling machine with boring capabilities. The purpose is to add further finishing as an additional function of the milling machine. Since then, this specific type of machining center has been developed and widely used in the industry. Because of its powerful processing capabilities and agility, it has made extensive contributions to the industry. Therefore, vertical boring and milling machines are considered necessary in the production line of the factory.
The movable axis of the boring and milling method is a key component for the boring and milling machine, because they can help carry out processing in different directions. The number of axes depends on the needs of customer. There is no absolute optimal number, only the most suitable combination according to user needs.
In addition to turning, milling and boring cover various operations, and a wide range, from single tiny parts to heavy and large gang milling tasks. Similar to turning, milling and boring are the most widely used machining methods that can provide precise tolerances.
Because of its effectiveness for processing work pieces with complex contours, the research and development of milling methods are widely welcomed in the industry, which is difficult to achieve by any traditional processing method. With the development of milling and boring technology, mechanical equipment has evolved into many varieties of processing methods. One of the most popular and widely used is machining centers, and many machining centers also cover boring functions.
The machining center is a highly developed machine tool that can handle multiple types of milling and boring tasks at the same time. Machining centers are developed from milling machines. At first, due to the growing demand in the aerospace and automotive industries, the machining center evolved from the milling machine in the 1960s. Since then, this type of machine tool has made good progress in various industrial fields. After that, machining centers have been widely used in various industries and have made extensive contributions to the industry.
Milling is the process of advancing a rotating tool into one or more work pieces to remove material. This processing can be done in different directions. In addition to turning, milling also involves a wide variety of operations, ranging from single tiny parts to heavy milling tasks. Similar to turning, milling is one of the most common machining methods that can achieve the expected machining quality.
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