Milling machines move a workpiece into a fixed cutter, or a cutter into a stationary workpiece in vertical or horizontal directions along X, Y, and Z axes.
There are several basic types of milling machines:
Vertical milling machines (VMC) have a vertical spindle, similar to the drill press, but with an X-Y table that permits positioning the work.
Horizontal milling machines (HMC) also have an X-Y table for workpiece positioning; however, the cutters are mounted on a...
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