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3-axis manual milling

Machining where a workpiece is processed by a rotating tool with manual movement in 3 axes.

Illustration of 3-axis manual milling

The process

The workpiece is clamped onto a flat table and processed by a rotating tool provided with cutting inserts. Positioning of tools and/or work table is by cranks or manually triggering the drive in the X, Y and Z directions. In this way, the tool can be moved along the bottom or on the workpiece surface. The inserts removes material by chip breaking.

The clamping in combination with the three axes provides a limited possibility of processing several sides without reclamping.

Through a variety of milling tools many forms can be created. However, controlled machines, known as CNC machines are often required, in order to achieve more complex surfaces.

Chip breaking
The way in which a chip breaks
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