The lathe is used to process the parts of the rotary body, and the parts are clamped on the spindle of the machine tool through the three-clamp chuck, and rotated at a high speed, and then the cutter is used to follow the busbar of the rotary body to cut out the appearance of the product. The lathe can also be machined with internal holes, threads, bites, etc., the latter two being processed at low speed. CNC lathes can be used to machine complex rotary shapes.
The milling machine fixes the blank and uses a high-speed rotating cutter to cut the blank and cut out the desired shape and features. Conventional milling is used more for simple shapes/features such as milling contours and grooves. CNC milling machines allow for the machining of complex shapes and features.
The milling and boring machining center can perform three-axis or multi-axis milling and machining for machining, molds, inspection tools, tire tools, thin-walled complex curved surfaces, artificial prostheses, and blades.
The lathe is moving the workpiece and the tool does not move. The milling machine is a workpiece that does not move and the tool moves.