What is a Vertical Machining Center, or simply VMC
Vertical machining centers are also called vertical milling machines, relies on rotary cutters to remove metal from a workpiece. Vertical machining occurs on a vertical machining center (VMC), which employs a spindle with a vertical orientation.
The vertical machining center adds an automatic tool changer to the function of the milling machine.
Vertical Machining Center orientation is the primary classification for milling machines. The two basic configurations are vertical and horizontal. However, there are alternative classifications according to method of control, size, purpose and power source.