Show on map

Milling Machines

CNC milling machines & conventional mills for every need 87 Items
Categories
WALDRICH COBURG HMC 2500 CNC High-speed Machiningcenter
play video
WALDRICH COBURG HMC 2500 CNC High-speed Machiningcenter Portal Milling Machines
Top lot
Top lot
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,000 x 6,500 x 7,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 80,000 kg
Item available from available immediately
Delivery terms FCA Uhingen, loaded on truck
Uhingen Germany, 73066 Uhingen
12/07/2021 11:00
0 Bids
45,000 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
OPS-INGERSOLL Speedhawk 550 Milling Machine Milling Machines
Top lot
Top lot
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 3,000 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 2015
Weight approx. 7,800 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Olching, loaded on truck
Olching Germany, 82140 Olching
23/06/2021 10:47
0 Bids
24,500 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
EMCO FB 3 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
Top lot
Top lot
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,330 x 1,140 x 1,600 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Lemgo, loaded on truck
Lemgo Germany, 32657 Lemgo
22/06/2021 14:24
3 Bids
5,350 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
DECKEL FP2 Tool Milling Machine
play video
DECKEL FP2 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
Top lot
Top lot
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,500 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1970/2013
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Monheim am Rhein, loaded on truck
Monheim am Rhein Germany, 40789 Monheim am Rhein
29/06/2021 11:00
0 Bids
4,400 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Newsletter

New articles - directly via email

Don't miss any new arrivals for your current category-selection

Subscribe now
I-MES GFV98/68 Portal Milling Machine
play video
I-MES GFV98/68 Portal Milling Machine Portal Milling Machines
Top lot
Top lot
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,084 x 1,584 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2009
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Obernzenn, loaded on truck
Obernzenn Germany, 91619 Obernzenn
29/06/2021 15:29
0 Bids
3,500 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
SCHUTZ 12670 / 04-100 Milling and Drilling Machine Milling Machines
Top lot
Top lot
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,300 x 2,300 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Nowa Sól, loaded on truck
Nowa Sól Poland, 67-100 Nowa Sól
22/06/2021 09:31
0 Bids
1,500 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
DECKEL FP 2 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
Top lot
Top lot
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 2,100 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Erlangen, loaded on truck
Erlangen Germany, 91056 Erlangen
27/07/2021 14:39
7 Bids
1,800 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
I-MES GPY 68/48SK Portal milling machine
play video
I-MES GPY 68/48SK Portal milling machine Portal Milling Machines
Top lot
Top lot
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,700 x 1,350 x 2,050 mm
Year of manufacture 2004
Weight approx. 700 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Obernzenn, loaded on truck
Obernzenn Germany, 91619 Obernzenn
29/06/2021 14:59
2 Bids
1,300 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
DECKEL FP 3-50 CNC Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
Top lot
Top lot
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 1,800 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Erlangen, loaded on truck
Erlangen Germany, 91056 Erlangen
27/07/2021 14:19
0 Bids
1,000 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,730 x 1,500 x 1,485 mm
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Valkenswaard, loaded on truck
Valkenswaard Netherlands, 5555 XL Valkenswaard
14/07/2021 14:01
0 Bids
800 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
MIKRON WF 40 C Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
Top lot
Top lot
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,650 x 2,100 mm
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Ostelsheim, loaded on truck
Ostelsheim Germany, 75395 Ostelsheim
01/07/2021 14:29
1 Bid
550 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
ARSENAL FU 321 M Tool Milling Machine
play video
ARSENAL FU 321 M Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
Top lot
Top lot
Hot lot
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 2,050 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2004
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Niederzier, loaded on truck
Niederzier Germany, 52382 Niederzier
06/07/2021 11:24
10 Bids
1,350 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
VEB FSS 400 VI Vertical Milling Machine Milling Machines
Top lot
Top lot
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Germershausen, loaded on truck
Germershausen Germany, 37434 Germershausen
28/07/2021 14:25
1 Bid
300 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,500 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1963
Weight approx. 3,900 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Unterwellenborn, loaded on truck
Unterwellenborn Germany, 07333 Unterwellenborn
01/07/2021 10:19
8 Bids
400 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
SACHMAN CNC Milling Machine
play video
SACHMAN CNC Milling Machine Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 3,500 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 8,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
24/06/2021 09:07
0 Bids
4,750 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
HELLER FU 160 U Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,450 x 2,000 x 2,350 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 3,700 kg
Delivery terms FCA Alcudia de Crespins, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Alcudia de Crespins Spain, 46690 Alcudia de Crespins
22/06/2021 12:37
0 Bids
4,700 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 2,000 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Friesenheim, loaded on truck
Friesenheim Germany, 77948 Friesenheim
23/06/2021 11:07
0 Bids
4,500 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine
ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,400 x 2,500 mm
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
16/07/2021 09:18
0 Bids
3,670 €
Place a bid
Details
Place a bid
Show item
DECKEL FP4 Milling Machine With Equipment
play video
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 2,000 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
24/06/2021 09:22
1 Bid
2,750 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
DECKEL FP3 Milling Machine With Equipment
play video
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 2,000 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
24/06/2021 09:11
0 Bids
2,750 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
WMW HECKERT FS 400 Semi Automatic Milling Machine Converted to PLC
play video
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,350 x 1,950 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1989
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Kuźnia Nieborowska 44, loaded on truck
Kuźnia Nieborowska 44 Poland, 44-144 Kuźnia Nieborowska 44
06/07/2021 10:15
0 Bids
2,500 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
DECKEL FP 2 Milling Machine Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,400 x 1,300 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx. 1,600 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Weismain, loaded on truck
Weismain Germany, 96260 Weismain
24/06/2021 13:48
0 Bids
2,200 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
BILARIZ S 5 04 Gear Hobbing Machine Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,400 x 2,400 x 2,100 mm
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Alcudia de Crespins, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Alcudia de Crespins Spain, 46690 Alcudia de Crespins
22/06/2021 12:12
0 Bids
2,200 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
DECKEL FP1 Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,400 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
25/06/2021 11:07
0 Bids
2,170 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
FASTER NINGBO TIANNYI AUTOMATION TECHNOL TD-1030-4G1Z Milling Machine
FASTER NINGBO TIANNYI AUTOMATION TECHNOL TD-1030-4G1Z Milling Machine Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,800 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2016
Weight approx. 1,600 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Heilsbronn, loaded on truck
Heilsbronn Germany, 91560 Heilsbronn
23/06/2021 10:42
0 Bids
2,000 €
Place a bid
Details
Place a bid
Show item
FASTER NINGBO TIANNYI AUTOMATION TECHNOL TD-1030-4G1Z Milling Machine
FASTER NINGBO TIANNYI AUTOMATION TECHNOL TD-1030-4G1Z Milling Machine Milling Machines
Top lot
Top lot
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,800 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2016
Weight approx. 1,600 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Heilsbronn, loaded on truck
Heilsbronn Germany, 91560 Heilsbronn
23/06/2021 10:41
0 Bids
2,000 €
Place a bid
Details
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,800 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2016
Weight approx. 1,600 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Heilsbronn, loaded on truck
Heilsbronn Germany, 91560 Heilsbronn
23/06/2021 10:40
0 Bids
2,000 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,800 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2016
Weight approx. 1,600 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Heilsbronn, loaded on truck
Heilsbronn Germany, 91560 Heilsbronn
23/06/2021 10:37
0 Bids
2,000 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,800 x 4,400 x 3,900 mm
Weight approx. 25,000 kg
Item available from Immediately
Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy Italy
24/06/2021 10:11
0 Bids
2,000 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
DECKEL FP 3L Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 1,600 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture -
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Niederlangen, free on truck
Niederlangen Germany, 49779 Niederlangen
14/07/2021 11:28
0 Bids
1,900 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,800 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Uhingen, loaded on truck
Uhingen Germany, 73066 Uhingen
12/07/2021 11:49
0 Bids
1,800 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,400 x 1,900 mm
Weight approx. 900 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Bergamo, loaded on truck
Bergamo Italy, 24121 Bergamo
12/07/2021 14:18
0 Bids
1,500 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,300 x 2,300 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Nowa Sól, loaded on truck
Nowa Sól Poland, 67-100 Nowa Sól
22/06/2021 09:32
0 Bids
750 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
I-MES GPY 108/108-SW Portal Milling Machine
play video
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,150 x 2,000 x 2,050 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Obernzenn, loaded on truck
Obernzenn Germany, 91619 Obernzenn
29/06/2021 14:09
8 Bids
2,000 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
DECKEL FP4AT Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 3,200 x 2,200 mm
Weight approx. 8,000 kg
Item available from Immediately
Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy Italy
24/06/2021 10:12
0 Bids
1,500 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
DECKEL FP4A Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,150 x 3,100 x 2,100 mm
Weight approx. 8,000 kg
Item available from Immediately
Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy Italy
24/06/2021 10:09
0 Bids
1,500 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,200 x 3,700 x 4,100 mm
Weight approx. 20,000 kg
Item available from Immediately
Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy Italy
24/06/2021 10:05
2 Bids
1,600 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
SACHMAN S80 Milling Machine Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,540 x 2,300 x 2,370 mm
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Piobesi Torinese, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Piobesi Torinese Italy, 10040 Piobesi Torinese
24/06/2021 10:14
0 Bids
1,425 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
RIVA Milling Macine
play video
RIVA Milling Macine Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 800 x 1,500 mm
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
24/06/2021 09:52
0 Bids
1,250 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,000 x 1,900 mm
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Debrecen, loaded on truck
Debrecen Hungary, 4032 Debrecen
06/07/2021 11:05
0 Bids
1,200 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,700 x 1,500 mm
Weight approx. 900 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Erlangen, loaded on truck
Erlangen Germany, 91056 Erlangen
27/07/2021 14:29
3 Bids
1,200 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 1,500 x 800 mm
Year of manufacture 1973
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Maribor, loaded on truck
Maribor Slovenia, 2000 Maribor
06/07/2021 11:42
0 Bids
1,000 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
MIKRON WF 3 DCM Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,300 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Hilden, free on truck
Hilden Germany, 40721 Hilden
23/06/2021 10:43
0 Bids
950 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,000 x 1,600 mm
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Weismain, loaded on truck
Weismain Germany, 96260 Weismain
25/06/2021 09:04
2 Bids
950 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
ANAYAK Milling Machine Milling Machines
Tip
Tip
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 800 x 800 x 550 mm
Weight approx. 1,990 kg
Delivery terms FCA Alcudia de Crespins, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Alcudia de Crespins Spain, 46690 Alcudia de Crespins
22/06/2021 12:39
0 Bids
850 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
BERNARDO FM45V Drilling and milling machine with colling unit and equipment
play video
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 800 x 1,250 mm
Weight approx. 290 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Kuźnia Nieborowska 44, loaded on truck
Kuźnia Nieborowska 44 Poland, 44-144 Kuźnia Nieborowska 44
06/07/2021 10:24
0 Bids
1,200 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
WMW FUW 315x800/1 Tool milling machine
play video
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,550 x 1,350 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx. 1,700 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Kuźnia Nieborowska 44, loaded on truck
Kuźnia Nieborowska 44 Poland, 44-144 Kuźnia Nieborowska 44
06/07/2021 10:23
0 Bids
1,000 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,900 x 2,300 mm
Weight approx. 2,200 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Bergamo, loaded on truck
Bergamo Italy, 24121 Bergamo
12/07/2021 14:46
0 Bids
600 €
Place a bid
Place a bid
Show item

Definition: Milling Machines

One machine but many variants. A milling machine is an essential instrument for any metal workshop. Fully automated milling machines (CNC machining centres) dominate in the series production sector. Also the knee type milling machine, the universal milling machine, the bed type milling machine or the hobbing machine -to name just a few- have a central role in the production process. The differences concern, amongst others, the design, the position of the milling spindle, the spindle holder (e.g. SK40, SK50), the controlling system (e.g. SIEMENS, HEIDENHAIN), etc. At Surplex you will find a wide selection of second hand milling machines from leading manufacturers such as, MAHO, HERMLE, DECKEL, etc.

More milling for your money! Bid on affordable CNC mills at auction

The milling machine, or simply mill, is a machine tool for the machining of metal, wood or plastic via chip/layer removal. According to DIN 8589, milling, drilling and turning – together with other production processes – form a sub-group of machining that uses geometrically-defined cuts.

Used milling machine
Design of a milling machine
  1. Contents
  2. Milling machines, milling tools, the milling process
  3. How does a milling machine work?
  4. One machine, many variants
  5. Second-hand milling machines: as good as new
  6. Milling machine auctions: bidding properly

Milling machines, milling tools, the milling process

The milling machine removes material from workpieces by rotating its milling tool at high speed around its own axis while either the cutting tool moves along the desired contour or the workpiece moves accordingly. In milling, the feeding movement is performed perpendicularly or at an angle to the rotational axis of the tool; for drilling, in the direction of the rotational axis; and for turning on a lathe, the milling parts rotate around their own axis while the tool moves along the intended contour.

The main area of application for the milling machine is metalworking. Since at least three feed paths can be used, the variety of complex shapes that can be produced is much greater than on other devices and of much better quality. Applications include creating notches, chamfers, planing surfaces or profiles, complex bodies such as spindles, worm gears and gear wheels, through to heavy-duty milling of solid parts. The fields of wood and plastic processing feature their own specialist versions of milling machines.

  • Milling machines are used in machining metals by removing outer layers of material
  • Feeding takes place perpendicularly or at an angle to the tool’s rotational axis
  • Milling is suitable for complex forms, such as spindles, gear wheels etc.

How does a milling machine work?

From a historical point of view, milling is a relatively new form of processing. The first milling machine for metalworking was built in 1818 and it soon replaced the painstaking and uneconomical processes of planing and filing by hand. The basic forms of milling machines we know today came into existence in the early 20th century, e.g. the tool milling machine by Deckel (1918), the gear hobbing machine by Pfauter (1912) and the groove milling machine by Hurth (1954).

A milling machine is based on a machine body which carries the other components. Heavy-duty machines are also anchored to the ground with a foundation. When it comes to small- and mid-sized mills, the frame and stand form one unit which leads to a high level of dynamic resilience (mono-block design).

Large-scale milling machines are generally designed in a modular fashion, but for any size of mill, the milling head is the key component. It can machine the workpiece on three sides simultaneously. In conventional milling machines, the milling head holds a vertical or horizontal main spindle and a retractable tailstock. In a universal milling machine, the slides and head can be adjusted vertically and horizontally, which enables the workpiece to be machined at any angle required.

  • The basic forms of modern-day milling machines arrived on the scene in the early 20th century.
  • Mono-block or modular design (depending on the size of the milling machine)
  • Conventional mills evolved into the CNC machining centre

Horizontal/vertical milling spindles are used to machine light- to mid-weight workpieces. The workpieces to be processed are placed on a horizontal clamping table. If a cross table is used, a third axis will be available. A common issue with machine tables is that consoles tend to tip over in the end positions. This is why heavy and cumbersome milled parts are clamped onto beds since these extend across the entire surface.

A CNC milling machine features an automated tool-changer and a digital tailstock stroke display, amongst other features. A modern 3- or 5-axis machining centre can produce a large number of parts with narrow tolerances in a short space of time. But even older, conventional mills are still used for one-offs, small series and for training purposes.

One machine, many variants

The various types of milling machine can be difficult to categorise and some device functions overlap those of other devices. However, the following criteria can be used as a rough way of dividing the machines into categories:

  • Spindle position (horizontal/vertical)
  • Control type (conventional/CNC)
  • Machine body (console-, bed-, gantry-design)
  • Application (e.g. high-speed milling)
  • Material (metal/wood/plastic)

Below you will find a (non-exhaustive) list of some widespread types of machine:

Knee Type Milling Machines

A standard milling machine with a fixed-location spindle (horizontal or vertical), movable machine table and adjustable console.

Milling machines in operation

Universal milling machine

A standard milling machine with two spindles (horizontal or vertical), movable machine table and adjustable longitudinal and transverse slides.

CNC processing centre

A milling machine designed for complete, automated processing. Vertical milling machines and horizontal milling machines are available. A further distinction can be made in terms of machine body (console design etc.).

Bed-type milling machine

The securely positioned machine bed prevents tipping. Suitable for heavy and cumbersome milled parts. Conventional or CNC.

Gantry milling machine

The milling unit is guided along a transverse beam between two uprights. Long travel distance and enhanced rigidity. Conventional or CNC.

Copying milling machine

Scans models or templates, transfers the pattern to the milling unit and mills the required contours into the workpiece without any numerical controls.

High-speed milling centre (HSC)

Extremely high cycle and feed rate speed, the resulting chip thickness is substantially less than with other milling methods.

Hobbing machine

A machining process for gear cutting, as well as cutting splines/sprockets, and offsetting profiles at any desired angle.

Other metalworking machines

Long milling machine, slot milling machine, thread milling machine, engraving milling machine, switching table mill, shift drum milling machine etc.

Woodworking machines

Underfloor mill, router, groove milling machine, table milling machine, chain mortiser etc.

  • Distinction made depending on spindle position, control type, machine body, etc.
  • CNC machining centres are the standard choice for automated serial production
  • A universal milling machine with pivoting head is indispensable for any type of wood- or metalworking operation

Second-hand milling machines: as good as new

Close-up view of a milling machine

Wood and metal milling machines for industrial and craft operations are usually in service for 20 to 30 years. If regularly maintained and repaired, however, many older machines can continue to work as well as on their first day of operation. Buying second-hand milling machines instead of brand new models can thus be a smart economic decision, but the machine always requires a close inspection. The motors, attachments, slides and thread drives – especially in CNC milling machines – should not exhibit any increased play since this could lead to rippling and inaccuracies during climb milling. When it comes to older models, consideration should also be paid to the software to ensure it is compatible with modern computers and that the licenses are subsequently transferred to the new buyer.

Milling machine auctions: bidding properly

One of the best ways of buying used milling machines is by visiting www.surplex.com. Here you will find large-scale industrial auctions on a daily basis featuring many types of milling machines for sale – from small milling machines to large-scale to large-scale CNC devices – awaiting your online bid. The range covers conventional wood- and metalworking mills through to a range of specialist devices for serial production. You can benefit from many advantages: the machines come straight from a production environment so they do not need running in, they are immediately available in most cases, and best of all: the prices are amazingly low. Place a bid today on a high-quality, affordable machine.

The best-known milling machine brands feature in almost every online auction, including a wide variety of models. Manufacturers include:

  • MAHO
  • DECKEL
  • HERMLE
  • SORALUCE
  • MIKRON
  • WMW
  • HAAS
  • TOS
  • KLOPP
  • HURON
  • DROOP & REIN
  • KNUTH
  • EMCO
  • HELLER
  • HURTH
  • PFAUTER etc.

If you cannot find what you are looking for on a given day, we recommend subscribing to the Surplex newsletter. You will then be informed when the right milling machine for sale is available in one of our auctions. If you have any general questions or want to know about a particular CNC milling machine for sale or another used milling machine, simply contact our friendly customer care team who will be glad to provide advice.

Items that you have recently viewed

Items on watchlist
Item removed. Undo