Related Glossary Terms
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.
Platinum Tooling announced that it has an extensive line of Heimatec tooling available for the new Haas BMT turret. Platinum Tooling is the master importer of Heimatec tools for North America.
The line includes a variety of driven tools (axial and radial drilling and milling heads), as well as static toolholders. Platinum Tooling also offers specialty tools for this turret, including multiple-spindle, adjustable angle and speed multipliers.