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CNC Machines

04/02/2010 1:15 AM

What is the difference between Vertical machine centre (VMC) and a CNC milling machine?

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Re: CNC Machines

04/02/2010 11:56 AM

CNC is the generic term. A VMC positions the spindle (with the cutting tool) above the table. There are also horizontal mills (HMC), with the table and spindle flopped sideways. Both are "CNC milling machines".

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04/02/2010 10:17 PM

Vertical machine centre (VMC) is a cnc machine with multiple cutting tools which are automatically selected and changed by the machine. and a CNC milling machine has a single tool holder and tool changes are manual.

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04/03/2010 1:44 AM

Wrong, though both descriptions could be right.

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04/03/2010 2:15 AM

That's really intelligent!

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04/03/2010 8:55 AM

The basic differace between C.N.C milling and Machining centre is in Milling M/C there is no tool magzine at all.Ie, if a machine is having tool magzine or automatic tool changing mechanisum,then only we can calll as a machining centre.

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04/07/2010 6:12 AM

ya informative thank you all for the information

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hudson george thomas

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