5-Axis CNC Machining

5 Axis CNC machining shop

Better-Mold Industrial Co.,Ltd offers 5-axis CNC machining using our DMG DMU 75 MonoBLOCK Universal Machining Centre and we have another two five Axis CNC machining center  by TSUDAKOMA TWA-200.

The machine detail:

Motor spindle speedMASTER® 20,000 rpm

Chain magazine 60 magazine pockets HSK-A 63

CELOS with Heidenhain TNC 640

Internal coolant supply 40 bar/23 l/min/ 580 psi / 6 gallon/min through spindle centre (AD)

Tool measuring in machining area /Blum Laser DIGILOG/ Tool length and diameter measurement vertically

What parts applications for taking advantage of 5-axis cnc machining ?

1.)Machining complex parts that have non-prismatic or swarfing geometry.  These types of parts would require many setups on a typical 3-axis machining center.
2.)Macichining 5-sides of a part in a slingle setup to increase efficiency, reduce setups and ensure true postion off off angle features.
3.)Some Typical 5 Axis machining parts such as Aerospace impeller, Aerospace Fan Disk,aerospace blisk,Medical artificial limb parts.
These CNC milling machines utilise 2 of the 3 possible rotation axis, depending on the type of machine. A machine will either utilise a rotation in the A-axis and C-axis, or a rotation in the B-axis and C-axis. The rotation either occurs by the workpiece, or by the spindle.
There are two main types of 5-axis CNC machines, 3+2 machines, and fully continuous 5-axis machines.
In 3+2 axis machining two rotational axes operate independently to each other, meaning that the workpiece can be rotated to any compound angle in relation to the cutting tool for features to be machined. However, two axes rotation at the same time as machining is not possible. 3+2 machining can produce highly complex 3D shapes. Fully continuous 5-axis machining can simultaneously rotate the two rotation axis, at the same time as machining and the cutting tool moving linearly in XYZ co-ordinates.
design for manufacture
5-axis machining
Continuous 5-axis machining can produce highly complex 3D shapes, not only planar compound angled features but complex curved 3D surfaces, giving us the ability to produce parts normally reserved for moulding processes.

5-axis machining gives designers a huge level of flexibility to design very complex 3D geometry. Understanding the possibilities of each type of CNC machining is essential in design of CNC machined parts. If your design needs the use of a 5-axis CNC, make the most of it!