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Boring Mills: Their Types And Benefits


Is your application in need of a boring milling machine but you don’t know your options for it? You have come to the right place because here we are going to discuss all boring mills, their different types, and what benefits they could bring to your business or any application.


Boring Mills and Their Types


Boring mills are a kind of equipment that is mainly used to enlarge preexisting holes in different materials. Most often, the process is using a single-point cutting tool to make the hole bigger and more finished. They are primarily used for roughing or finishing internal surfaces of a cut hole and for boring heat-sensitive or non-ductile materials that are unsuited to thermal or electric-based processes.


Boring milling machines are available in two major variations to perform similar functions but in a different manner.


  • Horizontal boring mills: this variation of a boring mill process the workpiece that is stationary on the table with the boring bar moving or rotating around it in a horizontal axis.
  • Vertical boring mills: unlike the static workpiece in a horizontal boring machine, in this variation, it is the workpiece that rotates while the boring bar moves in a linear fashion but without turning.


Benefits of Boring Mills


Both horizontal and vertical boring mills are closely linked to horizontal and vertical lathes. So, why should you still use them and not the lathes? Because of the major benefits they provide. Firstly, they can handle very huge parts which are not possible to be machined in other equipment. In fact, some workpieces are even much bigger than the machine itself. But with the very huge configurable envelope of the boring mill, it is still possible to work with extra-large materials.


Moreover, tool deflection is minimized when using a boring mill because the spindle in this machine can advance from the headstock. This keeps the spindle short to avoid deflection, resulting in a more consistent drilling. Lastly, this machine is very durable and sturdy. It can last for decades with proper care.


If you need help finding the right kind of boring mill for your machining shop, get in touch with us today.

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