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What is 5 Axis CNC Machining?

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                                                           What is 5 Axis CNC Machining?

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining refers to the process of removing material with high-speed precision machines that make use of a wide range of cutting tools.

5-axis machining refers to a machine's ability to move a tool or a part in five different axes simultaneously. Basic machining operates on three primary axes, X,Y, and Z; however, a 5-axis CNC machining tool can rotate two additional axes, A and B, which give the cutting tool a multi directional approach.Using a 5-axis CNC machine lets operators approach a part from all directions in a single operation, eliminating the need to manually reposition the work piece between operations

Our Company,Holy Precision Manufacturing Co.,Limited,we have advanced CNC machining Centers with more than 50 sets of 3/4/5 axis, CNC turning lathes, CNC drilling lathes, CNC milled machine, stamping machinery,welding equipment and high-educated engineers so that we can meet your demand to make the product according to your drawings or samples. And 5-axis machine helps our work on tighter tolerances to achieve complex geometries 


                                                                                                              Our 5 axis CNC Machining Center

The Benefits of 5-axis Machining for us.

5-axis machining helps in the cost-effective manufacturing of sophisticated design. The advantages of 5-axis machining include as below:

1-Minimized Setup

A 5-axis machine allows us to work on every surface, apart from the clamping area and the bottom. When working on contoured parts or parts that require machining on several faces, we need several setups of the 3-axis machine to achieve the complex geometry through manual rotating; but 5-axis technology completes the job in a single setup, reducing the number of setups and helping us save time.  

2-Complex Designs

The additional movement available with 5-axis machining allows us to achieve complex shapes and designs. With the 5-axis machine, we have access to machining angles and arcs that were previously achievable only through multiple setups and a myriad of special fixtures. Ultimately, 5-axis machining eliminates the need to create complex fixtures as we can hold the part once and rotate in a single process to achieve the desired geometry.

3-Rotational Accuracy

Every time we remove a part from a machine, we lose the precise alignment that allows us to achieve superior quality. Unlike 3-axis machining, 5-axis machining improves accuracy by allowing us to complete a task in a single set up, and create multiple and complex shapes without losing the precision required to maintain quality.

4-Faster Material Removal

In 5-axis machining, the cutting tool remains tangential to the cutting surface, allowing for low cycle times, which helps save costs as we remove more material each time the tool passes.

5-Better Surface Finishes

The fourth and fifth axes help us orient and bring the part closer to the cutting tool, allowing us to use a shorter cutting tool, which is less susceptible to vibration at extremely high cutting speeds, helping us achieve a better surface finish. It also saves our time; when using a 3 axis machine, we must make use of very small cuts to achieve a good surface finish, which leads to longer lead times.  


Holy Precision Manufacturing Co.,Limited,we will get as much information as possible before deciding whether to apply 3-axis or 5-axis machining. Check the data we collect from our customer for correctness and accuracy. Look at the part closely, and decide if we need a pretest to ensure accuracy. Additionally, do a cost analysis to determine the best machining for the job.

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From Holy Precision, we're ISO9001 customized cnc machining manufacturer for more than 20 years and in wide range of different industry.Contact us with OEM services.
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