Milling is the process of removing material from a solid blank to create a finished or semi-finished shape. The process is guided by your CAD file, optimized to create a physical copy of your digital design.
The work piece is held in a rigid vice or holding fixture, mounted on a work table In CNC milling. This table rotates as well as pivots, making two axes of movement. Cutting tools mounted on a rotating spindle remove material to create a variety of complex geometries and part features on the work piece. The real advantage of a multi-axis milling machine, is that the worktable and the spindle move on many axes independent to one another, providing not only accuracy and repeatability but also versatility.