Boring Milling Machines - Recent Innovation and History

Boring Milling Machines - Recent Innovation and History

Boring milling machines are now common in majority of machine shops as well as large industrial factories. The reason for this is that the most common operation that is needed to be performed is making accurate holes on work pieces. In general, there are two ways in which holes can be incorporated into a material – drilling and milling. In the case of drilling, a tool with a fixed diameter is used, and it is the one rotating on an axis while the work piece is placed on a stationary worktable. The downside with this process is that drilling holes is not accurate, especially when the materials used have inconsistencies. Boring milling machines, on the other hand, have the ability to create holes with accurate size as well as the right finish. The specific finish required for the end product can be easily achieved by adjusting various factors on the boring milling machines such as speed, nose radius as well as feed.

The boring milling equipment that is used nowadays still resembles the very first boring milling equipment used decades ago in terms of physical aspects, but there are changes in terms of the machine’s capacity as well as the materials it can handle. Many modern boring milling machines have the ability to cut various materials including high tension steels, super alloys and titanium. Compared to the machines used before, today’s boring milling equipment has the ability to cut at a faster rate while maintaining almost the same level of tolerance. In order to perform the way they do today, modern milling machines are improved in various areas such as a higher horsepower, the stiffness is greater and the speed range is also higher, as well as the feed capacity of the machine. The highest horsepower specification available is around 200 Hp.

One of the greatest improvements in the history of milling machines is the incorporation of CNC technology. With the help of this technology, the work is done faster while the finished products have higher accuracy and better finishes. We'll talk about this technology and how it impacts the boring process in our next blog.


200 hp seems like a lot
Posted by: Drew C. | August 10, 2016, 5:33 pm
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