CNC Vertical Mill vs. CNC Horizontal Mill

by jwksales | CNC Milling

When you or your company needs to machine a piece of metal, the use of a Computerized Numerical Controlled (CNC) milling service will come in handy. Depending on the project or piece at hand, you may require a vertical mill or horizontal mill. At JWK Engineering & Sales, we provide a range of CNC milling services that provide our customers an exact cut on a variety of vertical and horizontal axis. In order to understand what option is best for your project, it is important to understand just how the processes work.

CNC Vertical Milling
When using a CNC vertical milling machine, the cutting tool, or spindle, is raised and lowered in a vertical fashion, removing material from the top down. Using a vertically oriented CNC milling service offers a unique advantage to products that need to be cut or drilled into at different depths and shapes. By offering a base that can be adjusted in all directions, the CNC vertical milling machine can control the depth and placement of each cut. We offer vertical CNC milling capabilities from 3 to 5 axis.

CNC Horizontal Milling
Our CNC milling services also offer horizontal milling. A horizontal machining center (HMC) is a machining center with its spindle in a horizontal orientation. This machining center design favors uninterrupted production work. One reason for this is that the horizontal orientation encourages chips to fall away, so they don’t have to be cleared from the table. More significantly, the horizontal design allows a two-pallet work changer to be incorporated into a space-efficient machine. To save time, work can be loaded on one pallet of a horizontal machining center while machining occurs on the other pallet. The precision offered through the CNC milling capabilities allows our horizontal milling machines to work on heavy, multi-faceted pieces of metal with ease. We offer horizontal CNC milling services from 3 to 4 axis.

As a premier metal fabrication service provider, we are able to take your project from initial concept to total completion. Whether you need horizontal or vertical CNC milling capabilities, or are interested in our custom CNC milling services, JWK Engineering and Sales has you covered.

For more information about our extensive fabrication, machining, welding, and finishing capabilities, call us today at 763.786.3600 or complete our contact form to send us a message or request a free quote.

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