The vertical milling machine is a precision machine tool used to perform milling and drilling operations on workpieces. It can be equipped with an X-Y table play to make it a combination machine that performs both drilling and milling. The vertical milling machines are fitted with the vertical spindle that has high degree of accuracy to permit fast and efficient machining of small components.
In horizontal milling machines, the part is again fixed on the bed. The machining takes place horizontally or at a required angle if the machine is equipped with a universal table.
The Vertical Milling Machine is best suited for small parts, precision milling, and quick setups. It is also very good at drilling holes.
The machine's balance is already taken care of when it comes to high speeds and feeds, so the user doesn't have to worry about any vibration issues.
Vertical Milling Machines is that they tend to be more compact due to their design.