• Turning, a cutting tool with a single cutting edge is used to remove material from a rotating workpiece to generate a cylindrical shape. The speed motion in turning is provided by the rotating workpiece, and the feed motion is achieved by the cutting tool moving slowly in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation of the workpiece.
  • Drilling is used to create a round hole. It is accomplished by a rotating tool that is typically has two or four cutting edges. The tool is fed in a direction parallel to its axis of rotation into the workpiece to form the round hole.
  • Boring, the tool is used to enlarge an already available hole. It is a fine finishing operation used in the final stages of product manufacture.
  • Milling a rotating tool with multiple cutting edges is moved slowly relative to the material to generate a plane or straight surface. The direction of the feed motion is perpendicular to the tool’s axis of rotation. The speed motion is provided by the rotating milling cutter.