Surface Grinding Machines
Surface grinding machines are a great way to cut stone and other substances into very precise shapes. The machinery is the most precise tool available and the amount of cutting power needed depends on the type of material that you are cutting.
Abrasive Materials: These types of materials require a very high speed cutting tool. This type of machining uses a smooth steel belt that moves across the work piece. The purpose of the belt is to produce a large amount of repetitively angled cuts.
Ceramic Material: The ceramic material is quite hard and requires a very powerful milling machine to cut into very fine details. When milling with this material, it is important to control the depth of the cuts. This makes the material very dangerous to use.
Paper: Paper, cardboard and many other items can be cut using a paper mill. This is used primarily for trimming paper and magazines. By cutting these materials down to small lengths, a surface mill can be used. Paper has a very hard substance that allows the cutting of a large number of cuts and the paper cutting machine is one of the most precise milling machines in existence.
Stainless Steel: Steel is a very durable material and it is very accurate to grind. Because of its hardness, the steel surface milling machine is used mainly for thicker products.
Plastic: Because of its elastic properties, plastic is not cut too perfectly and it has a safety hazard. This material can also be used for cutting rubber, plastic and metal. A plastic surface milling machine is essential in the manufacturing of rubber products.
Cutting tapes: These tapes can be cut with a mill by placing them between two pieces of steel. The mill used is called a radial mill and itworks the same as a blade mill except that it moves in a circular motion. These tapes can be used for packaging, to make repairs and to cut all kinds of material that has a very hard surface.
Of all of the mills used, the radial mill is probably the most popular because it is used mostly for cutting rubber. A radial mill also has a very long work surface, giving it the ability to cut into almost any material. Most of the milling operations are automated, but there are still some operators who operate them manually.