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What are the disadvantages of a milling machine?

It is difficult to identify a disadvantage to a milling machine unless your manufacturing process would benefit from a different type of machine altogether, such as a lathe, mill-turn machine, or Wire/EDM machine, for example. This cost of investing in a CNC milling machine may seem like a disadvantage compared to a manual mill. However, it is likely the added machining capability and increased productivity and efficiency benefits will so quickly compensate for the initial investment that the cost is not truly limiting as a disadvantage.