Milling Machine Indexing Head

Indexing is the method of dividing the periphery of a piece of work into any number of equal parts. The attachment used for performing indexing is known as indexing head. The indexing operation can be adapted for cutting gears, ratchet wheels, keyways, fluted drills, taps...
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Milling Machine Operations

The following operations are performed using suitable milling cutters. Plain milling Face milling Side milling Straddle milling Angular milling Gang milling Form milling End milling Flute milling Keyway milling Drilling & reaming Boring Gear cutting Thread milling Cam milling Plain Milling It is the operation...
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Standard Milling Cutters

There are different types of milling cutters used in a milling machine. A suitable milling cutter is selected according to the need. They are Plain milling cutter Side milling cutter Metal slitting saw Angle milling cutter End milling cutter ‘T’ – Slot milling cutter Fly...
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Milling Machine Attachments

The milling machine attachments are intended for the purpose of developing the range of operations, versatility, production capacity and accuracy of machining process. The different milling machine attachments are: Vertical milling attachment Universal milling attachment High speed milling attachment Slotting attachment Rotary table attachment Indexing...
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Cutter Holding Devices

Depending on the design of the cutter, there are several methods of supporting milling cutters on the machine spindle. Arbor Collet Adapter Screwed on Cutters Arbor Milling cutters with central holes are mounted and keyed on a shaft called arbor. There are three different types...
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Work Holding Devices

For effective machining operations, the workpieces need to be properly and securely held on the machine table. The following are the usual methods of holding work on the table. Large and irregular shaped workpieces are held on the milling machine table by ‘T’ – bolts...
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Vertical Milling Machine

It is very similar to a horizontal milling machine in construction as it has the same parts of base, column, knee, saddle and table. The spindle of the machine is positioned vertically. The cutters are mounted on the spindle. The spindle is rotated by the...
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