13/01/2023 By admin Off

What is Gantry Milling machine?

A Gantry milling machine is a type of machine tool that uses a spindle to remove material from a workpiece. The spindle is mounted on a gantry, which is a large, horizontal beam that spans the length of the machine. The gantry is supported on legs or posts, and it can move along the X and Y axes. The spindle moves along the Z-axis to control the depth of cut.

Gantry milling machines are similar to portal milling machines in that they both have a large, movable portal that supports the spindle and workpiece. However, the main difference is that a gantry milling machine’s portal is supported by legs or posts, whereas a portal milling machine’s portal is supported by a bed.

Gantry milling machines are typically used for cutting large, heavy parts, such as those used in the aerospace, automotive, and construction industries. They are also used in the production of machine parts, molds, and dies, and in the machining of large structural components. Like portal milling machines, they are large and take up a lot of space in a factory floor, but they offer high precision and a large work envelope compared to other types of milling machines. They are also more flexible than other types of machines because the gantry can move along the X and Y axes, allowing for the machining of parts with a large surface area.