Combined mill/turn centers are a very sophisticated type of CNC machine as they link two different types of machining technologies. The advantage is that the workpiece can be milled and turned on one machine and one setup. This means even highly complex workpieces can be completely machined in a single setup. The combination of milling and turning is therefore becoming more and more important in CNC programming.
Mill turning has enormous potential when it comes to manufacturing a particular range of parts. For example, when a typical milled part has a rotationally symmetrical outer contour, it is not necessary to clamp the part again on a second machine with credit to one-hit machining. The manufacturing time is reduced and greater precision is achieved. Therefore, in general, mill turning makes manufacturing processes more cost-efficient.