• Drilling machine consists of a spindle which imparts rotary
motion to the drilling tool, a mechanism for feeding the tool into
the work, a table on which the work rests and a frame.
• It is considered as a single purpose machine tool since its chief
function is to make holes.
Classification of Drilling Machines:
• Drilling machines are classified according to the construction and
the work performed as follows:
I. Portable drilling machine
II. Sensitive drilling machine
III.Upright or column drilling machine
IV.Radial drilling machine
V. Gang drilling machine
VI.Multi-spindle drilling machine
VII.Vertical turret type drilling machine
VIII.Automatic drilling machine
IX.Deep-hole drilling machine etc.
Specification of a Drilling Machine:
a. Portable drilling machine is specified by the maximum
diameter of drill which can be held.
b. Sensitive and upright drilling machines are specified by the
diameter of the largest work piece that can be drilled.
c. The radial drilling machine is specified by the length of the
arm and column diameter.
d. Multiple spindle drilling machine is specified by the drilling
area, the size and the number of holes a machine can drill.
It is a process of smoothing the surface of drilled holes with a tool.
Tool is called as reamer.
Initially a hole is drilled slightly smaller in size.
Drill is replaced by reamer.
Speed is reduced to half that of the drilling.
• It is process carried on a drilling machine to increase the size of an
already drilled hole.
• Initially a hole is drilled to the nearest size and using a boring tool
the size of the hole is increased.
• This process involves increasing the size of a hole at only one
• Cutting tool will have a small cylindrical portion called pilot.
• Cutting speed = two-thirds of the drilling speed for the same
• This is an operation of making the end of a hole into a conical
• Cutting speed = half of the cutting speed of drilling for same
• It is a finishing operation to produce flat round surface
usually around a drilled hole, for proper seating of bolt head
• It is done using a special spot facing tool.
• Process of cutting internal threads with a thread tool called as
• Tap is a fluted threaded tool used for cutting internal thread
• Cutting speed is very slow.
• Drilling is a process of making hole in an object by forcing a
rotating tool called Drill.
• The cutting tool used in drilling is commonly known as a twist
Elements of a Twist Drill:
• Body: it is the part of the drill that is fluted and relieved.
• Shank: it is the part held in the holding device.
• Dead centre: the dead centre or chisel edge of the drill is
the sharp edge at the extreme tip end of the drill.
• Lip: lip or cutting edge formed by the intersection of the
flank and face. Both the lips of the drill should be equal
length and should be at the same angle of inclination with
• Flank: flank is the surface on a drill point which extends
behind the lip to the flowing flute.
• Chisel edge corner: the corner formed by the intersection of
a lip and the chisel edge is called chisel edge corner.
• Flutes: the grooves in the body of the drill which provides
• Milling is a process in which a rotating multi-tooth cutter removes
material while traveling along various axes with respect to the
MILLING MACHINE OPERATIONS:
Following different operations can be performed on a milling machine :
• Plain milling operation
• Face milling operation
• Side milling operation
• Straddle milling operation
• Angular milling operation
• Gang milling operation
• Form milling operation
• Profile milling operation
• End milling operation
• Saw milling operation
• Slot milling operation
• Gear cutting operation
• Helical milling operation
• Cam milling operation
• Thread milling operation
Base: It provides rest for all parts of milling machine including
column. It is made of grey iron by casting.
Column: It is a type of rigid vertical long box. It houses driving
mechanism of spindle, table, knee is also fixed to the guide ways of
Knee: Knee can be adjusted at a height on the column. It houses the
feed mechanism of the table and other controls.
Saddle: Saddle is placed at the top of the knee. Saddle provides
guide ways for the movement of the table.
Table: Table rests on the saddle. It consists of „T‟ shaped slots for
clamping the workpiece. Movements of the table (feed motions) are
given in very controlled manner be lead screw.
Overhanging Arm: Overhanging arm is mounted on the column and
serves a bearing support for the arbor. This arm is adjustable so that
the bearing support may be provided near to the milling cutter. There
can be more than one bearing supports to the arbor.
Arbor: It holds rotating milling cutters rigidly and mounted on the
spindle. Sometimes arbor is supported at maximum distance from
support of overhanging arm like a cantilever, it is called stub arbor.
Locking provisions are provided in the arbor assembly to ensure its
Front Brace: Front base is used to adjust the relative position of
knee and overhanging arm. It is also an extra support fixed between
the knee and overhanging arm for rigidity.
Spindle: Spindle is projected from the column face and provided
with a tapered hole to accommodate the arbor. Performance of a
milling machine depends on the accuracy, strength and rigidity of
the spindle. Spindle also transfer the motive power to arbor through
belt or gear from column.
Types of Milling Machines:
The varieties of milling machines available are:
I. Knee and Column Type
d. Turret type
II. Production (Bed) type
III. Plano millers
IV. Special type
a. Rotary table
b. Drum type
c. Copy milling
d. Key way milling machines
e. Spline shaft milling machines
Universal Milling Machine:
• A universal milling machine is named so as it is used to do a large
variety of operations.
• The distinguishing feature of this milling machine is it table which
is mounted on a circular swiveling base which has degree
• The table can be swiveled to any angle on either side of normal
• Helical milling operation is possible on universal milling machine
as its table can be fed to cutter at an angle.
• Provision of large number of auxiliaries like dividing head, vertical
milling attachments, rotary table, etc. make it suitable for wide
variety of operations.
• The operation of rotating the job through a required
angle between two successive cuts is termed as
• This is accomplished with the help of a milling
attachment known as dividing head, which is an
accessory to the milling machine.
• It helps to divide the job periphery into a number of
Indexing or dividing head:
• To rotate a job through required angle , one needs (a) a
device to rotate the job and (b) a source which can ensure
that the job has been rotated through the desired angle.
• In dividing head, the first requirement is met by an indexcrank and second by index plate.
• The index-plate has a number of holes arranged
concentrically, so that each circle has a number of holes
• The rotation of crank is transmitted through a gear to the
• The ratio of the crank and the shaft on which job is
mounted is 40 : 1, i.e., when the index plate makes 40
revolutions, the job makes one revolution.
Common methods of indexing:
There are five methods of indexing:
2.Simple or plain indexing
• The dividing head has an index plate , fitted directly on the
• The intermediate use of worm and worm-wheel is avoided.
• The index plate has 24 holes.
• Numbers that can be divided into 24 can be indexed in this
• To find the number of holes to move the index plate, divide 24
by the number of divisions required.
• Number of holes to move = 24/ N
Where,N = required number of divisions
Example: Indexing for a hexagon head bolt:
because a hexagon head has six flats,
Simple or plane indexing:
• Indexing plate with varying number of holes are used to increase
the range of indexing.
• The index plate is fixed in position by a pin called lock pin.
• The spindle is then rotated by rotating the handle (index crank)
which is keyed to the worm-shaft.
• The following relation is used for simple indexing : T= 40/N ;
where N is the required number of division on the job periphery.
• For example, to index for the machining of a hexagon (N = 6):
Thus it required 6 full turns with 10 holes in a 15-hole circle
or,12 holes in a 18-hole circle
• The principle of operation of compound indexing is the same as
that of the simple indexing.
• The only difference is that compound indexing uses two different
circles of one plate.
• The principle of compound indexing is to obtain the required
division in two stages:
i. By rotating the crank or handle in usual way keeping the
index plate fixed with lock pin.
ii. By releasing the back pin (lock pin) and then rotating the
index plate with the handle.
• For example, if a 27 teeth gear is to cut, then T= 40/27; the
rotation required for one tooth spacing is 40/27 which may be
written as 2/3+22/27 or 12/18+22/27.
• So for each tooth, the worm will be rotated by 12 holes of 18 hole
circle with the help of the crank and then the index plate is rotated
by 22 holes of the 27 hole circle.
• Instead of rotating the job through certain division on its periphery,
sometimes it may be needed to rotate the job through certain angle.
• Angular indexing is used for this purpose.
• Since the crank and spindle ratio is 40:1 so when the crank moves
1 revolution, the spindle or job moves through 1/40 of revolution.
• This means the job will revolve through an angular movement of 9
• If it is desired to index a job by 35 degree, then the indexing head
movement required to perform the operation will be =
• That is the crank must turned three complete revolutions plus 24
holes in the 27 holes circle.
• The term differential is used because the needed division is obtained by a
combination of two movements:
1. The simple indexing movement of the index crank, and
2. The movement of the index plate itself,
• These two movements happen at the same time with a differential in their
• The index-head spindle and the index plate are connected by a train of gears so
that the index plate will turn either in the same direction as the movement of the
crank or in the opposite direction.
• For making the necessary calculations and to find the change of gears to be
placed between the spindle and the worm shaft, use the following relation:
Driver/Driven = (n-N) *40/ᴫ
Crank movement = T = 40 / n
Where, n is a number slightly greater or less than N
• The difference of N and n causes the index plate to rotate itself in a proper
direction relative to crank.
• If (n – N) is positive, the index plate will rotate in the direction in which crank is
• If (n – N) is negative, the index plate will rotate in opposite direction to that of