The small Vertical Mill may appear to be quite the simple machine but in order to get the desired results, the operator must follow a number of Do's and Dent's every time the machine is used. Ridgity is the number one requirement, so mounting on a proper base and setting up the machine is very important and can result in much heavier cuts and ...
Setting up the lathe If your lathe has "T" slots in the cross slide you can simply use those to mount the mill slide. To fit my lathe I had to precisely drill and tap three 10mm holes into the top of the cross slide, to bolt the vertical slide down - see below.
How to Set Up CNC Milling Machine. Now come to the setting up machine, although every CNC Milling machine set-up procedure is slightly different, but here are explained these generic steps which cnc machinists practice on a daily basis for a 3 axis vertical CNC Milling machine.
On a Horizontal Mill, the 4th Axis is also parallel to X or Y, but it is standing up. Both methods work great, but the horizontal mill's standing 4th axis frequently has more clearance available since the work is never trapped between the table and the axis.