Bridgeport (machine tool brand)

Bridgeport is a historic brand of milling machine and machining center produced by Bridgeport Machines, Inc. from 1938 to 2004, and machine tool conglomerate Hardinge, Inc. since.

A full view of a Sharp Machinery 3 axis vertical mill. An example of a Bridgeport clone. The head is mounted on the ram by joints that allow it to swivel in two directions. The ram can slide back and forth on the turret, which can swivel on the column. The table sits on the knee, and it can move horizontally in the X and Y axes. The knee rides up and down the column (one form of Z-axis movement), and the head contains a quill in which the spindle can slide up and down (another form of Z-axis movement or, when the head is swiveled, an additional axis).
The Bridgeport logo as cast into the head of a Bridgeport Knee Mill.
A Bridgeport variant that has been retrofitted with motors and controls to function as a CNC machine. Sharp Machinery brand mill and Anilam brand CNC controllers.

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