4 January 2017

Comparison between Plain and Universal Milling

Comparison between Plain milling machine and Universal milling machine are as follows :
  • The plain milling machine is provided with three table movements: longitudinal, cross and vertical whereas a universal milling machine has four movements of the table in addition of above three and swivelled horizontally and can be fed at an angle to the milling machine spindle.
  • The universal milling machine is possible to produce spur, spiral bevel gears, twist drills, reamers, milling cutters and all types of milling, drilling and shaping operation.
  • The plain milling machine is more rigid and heavier in construction than a universal milling machine. 
  • The plain type is particularly adapted for manufacturing operations and universal type is intended more for room work and for special milling operations.