The milling machine is a machine tool that uses a multi-edged rotary tool (milling cutter) to cut the workpiece (or work) in the feed. It can do plane, class, shape, curved surface, tooth shape and other processing.
The milling machine is a very diverse processing machine, evolved from a lathe. A lathe is a machine commonly used to produce cylindrical or rotating parts, and the milling machine is commonly used to produce rhomboid or non-rotating parts.
A Bridgeport mill is a standard manual knee-type vertical milling machine. The reason that many people refer to a manual mill simply as a “Bridgeport” is that it’s one of the most famous brand names that’s found in most machine shops.
Machine tools refer to power devices used to process work pieces and are important equipment in the manufacturing process of mechanical parts. Machine tools are generally used for forming, cutting, and joining other tools.
Milling is a machining method in which a milling cutter is used as a tool to process the surface of an object. Milling is a highly efficient machining method in which a rotating multi-blade tool is used to cut a workpiece.