milling machine


: a machine tool on which work usually of metal secured to a carriage is shaped by rotating milling cutters

Examples of milling machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Humongous dump trucks carry the ore to milling machines that crush and grind the ore into sandlike granules. Andrew Zaleski, Popular Mechanics, 22 Aug. 2023 The machines available in the space include a laser engraver/cutter, embroidery machine, 3D printer, CNC machine (desktop milling machine for rapid prototyping, large format printer/ vinyl cutter, sublimation printer, heat press, Cricut, sewing machine and 3D scanner. cleveland, 30 Jan. 2023 The Library Journal, a trade publication, named it the Best Small Library in America in 2017, celebrating its 3D printer, laser engraver and milling machine, as well as computer and smartphone tutoring for the elderly, and free virtual classes with NASA scientists. Tyler Kingkade, NBC News, 23 Aug. 2022 His future Sunset Cultures partner, bartender Jacqui Harning, was reusing Orozco’s surplus masa grain left in the milling machine to make kombucha, then began experimenting with miso and koji. Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec. 2022 Rusak cuts the segments, in black or milky white resin, into interlocking parts using a CNC milling machine, which leaves bits of raw plant exposed. New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 During service the milling machine sits like an art piece, shiny and silent, on a perch to the left of the six-seat sushi bar. Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2021 Ramona High teachers and students are particularly grateful to Poindexter, who came to the Ramona High campus in the evenings to teach students how to use a Haas Automation milling machine. Ramona Sentinel, 22 Aug. 2019 Part of a $1-million state grant for career technical education will be used to fund infrastructure upgrades and equipment for the lab, including a laser engraver, 3-D printer, milling machine and stress analyzer. Daniel Langhorne,, 12 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of milling machine was in 1849

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“Milling machine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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