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5-Axis CNC Milling Machines
5-axis machining gives manufacturers total freedom to create complex parts and shapes.
These 5-axis machines are hugely popular because the cutting tool moves across the X, Y, Z, A and B/C axes, meaning five sides of a component can be machined at any given time.
By investing in 5-axis milling, manufacturers are able to reduce set-up times and cycle times, while boosting overall productivity and part quality.
How do 5-axis milling machines work?
5-axis CNC machines are incredibly versatile manufacturing centres that benefit from employing up to five different axes simultaneously: three linear axes and two rotational.
Their capabilities are significantly more diverse than typical 3-axis CNC machines. 5-axis machines can be configured in such a way as to eliminate multiple setups and can thus reduce the need for constant supervision, increasing efficiency and achieving single-setup machining or “Done-In-One”.Watch how a 5-axis machine works
Applications for 5-axis milling machines
5-axis milling machines can be used for a range of operations, including drilling, tapping, milling, gear shaping and turning. They are particularly useful when milling complex shapes and surfaces, as well as for parts which require machining on five or six sides.
Our range of high quality, German 5-axis CNC milling machines covers all requirements, from compact units capable of producing small medical parts to incredible tolerances, through to huge travelling column machines with 50m in the X axis.
Backed up by our programming, set-up and installation expertise, a 5-axis milling machine could revolutionise your productivity.
Benefits of 5-axis CNC milling machine
- High level of automation.
- High speed milling.
- High security.
- Simple process.
- Multiple functions.
- Automatic tool management.
5-Axis CNC Machines
5-axis CNC machining gives manufacturers the capability to produce complex parts in a fraction of the time that they would take using conventional 3-axis CNC machines
Commonly asked 5-axis CNC questions
- What are the 5 axes on a CNC machine?The cutting tool on a 5-axis machine moves across the X, Y and Z linear axes and the A and B rotational axes.
- What industries use 5-axis machines?Because they can produce highly complex parts with precision, 5-axis CNC machines are often found in the aerospace, automotive, medical and energy sectors.
- How much does a 5-axis CNC machine cost?5-Axis CNC machines can vary dramatically in price depending on their capabilities, quality and size. An entry-level 3+2 setup will start from around £150,000; a mid-range trunnion or swivelling head 5-axis could start from around £200,000, while a high-end trunnion or swivelling head could cost up to £1,000,000 depending on automation, packages and options.
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