Interactive Resource icon  Milling: Cutting and Feed Movements

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Description: Milling is one of the most widely used machining processes in the industry. It allows a great variety of shapes to be created thanks to a cutting tool comprised of several cutting edges, which is subjected to a rotational movement and a feed motion. Milling is a forming operation whereby chips are removed using a cutting tool known as a "milling cutter". This has several cutting edges laid out around its axis of rotation, and is subjected both to a rotational movement and a feed motion. This type of operation is carried out on what is called a milling machine. The animation schematically shows cutting and feed movements during milling.
Keywords: milling • forming • cutting • feed • rotation
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Processes > Shaping > Machining
Created by: Benoît Verquin, CETIM
Jean Saint-Chely, CETIM
Cheryl Anderson, The University of Liverpool
MATTER, The University of Liverpool
Contributions: Marc Ryckeboer, Sapa
Bernard Marandet, ALCAN Centre de Recherches de Voreppe
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 07 April 2004
Date added: 29 July 2010
Resource ID: 3151