3-Axis Milling

You’ll be well aware that 3-axis CNC machining centres still have a place in modern manufacturing, but how do you know if 3-axis is right for you?

At Kingsbury, we have the knowledge and expertise to analyse all these variables and determine if 3-axis milling is still the most profitable option for you, If so, we can recommend the best machine and provide a turn-key service for installation, set-up and programming. All our 3-axis machines are available with Siemens or Heidenhain controls.

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How do 3-axis milling machines work?

3-axis CNC milling machining centres are used for automatic and interactive operations, whether that’s milling slots, drilling holes or cutting sharp edges. As the name suggests, 3-axis machines have three axes and are used when the operation requires a simultaneous and controlled movement of the X, Y and Z axes.

3-axis vs 5-axis

5-axis and 3-axis CNC milling machines are very different and as such, have very specific applications. Although 5-axis CNC machines allow manufacturers to produce complex parts in a fraction of the time that they would take using conventional 3-axis CNC machines, the cost is greater. To find out more about the benefits of 3-axis vs 5-axis, get in touch today.

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Applications for 3-axis milling machines

Whether a 3-axis milling machine is the right solution for your business depends on a myriad of factors. These include:

  • The size of the production run.
  • Workpiece properties.
  • Accuracy and finish requirements.
  • Materials costs.
  • Stock holding capabilities.

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To help you decide, speak to a member of our team today and we’ll be able to guide you through your options.