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CNC Milling:What is Straddle CNC Milling?

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Obtain different final contours in machining, adapt to the application in CNC milling operations, straddle CNC milling and Gang milling use more than one tool in the manufacturing machining. What kind of parts are straddle CNC milling ? This article will describe what is straddle CNC milling? What is the difference between straddle CNC milling and Gang milling?





What is straddle CNC milling?



Straddle CNC milling refers to a type of CNC milling operation in which the machine tool processes two or more parallel workpiece surfaces through one cut. This process uses two tools on the same machine spindle, which are arranged so that the tools are on either side of the workpiece and can mill both sides at the same time.





What type of tools are used in straddle CNC milling?




Straddle CNC milling is a kind of milling. It uses milling cutters on both sides for processing. Generally, the cutters used are straight-tooth, helical-tooth half-edge or flat-edge milling cutters. In some cases, staggered face milling cutters can be used.




Straddle CNC Milling, Gang CNC Milling




What is Gang CNC Milling?


Gang milling refers to a milling operation that uses two or more tools (usually tools with different sizes, shapes or widths) on the same machine spindle. Each cutter can perform the same cutting operation at the same time, or perform different cutting operations at the same time, so that more complex parts can be produced in a shorter production time.





The difference between straddle CNC milling and Gang CNC milling


Straddle CNC milling is a special combination milling. Generally, two milling cutters are installed on the tool holder to create two vertical planes. In combined milling, there are many milling cutters fixed on the shank to adapt to the shape of the processed blank material.









Straddle CNC milling is a machining process that is suitable for processing various materials and producing various custom-designed parts. Although this process may show advantages over other machining processes, it may not be suitable for every manufacturing application, and other processes may prove more appropriate and cost-effective.








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