The process of 5-axis CNC machining involves the production of a wide range of complex shapes for various applications. These state-of-the-art machines are able to produce and replicate intricate parts on a repeated basis with a high degree of precision. Customers in various industries benefit from the level of precision cutting performance delivered by these precision CNC machines. At Roberson Machine Company, we provide 5-axis machining services for numerous commercial and industrial applications.
Conventional Machining Capabilities for Tilted Surfaces
One of the major applications of 5-axis CNC machining is an addition to what is carried out routinely by 3-axis machining operations. These machines perform common operations such as boring, drilling, reaming, tapping, and milling. However, because of the tilting head or table these surfaces of the workpiece are not always square with the 3 linear axes of the machine.
Over the years, the programming required for this type of application has been simplified. As well, the controls that manufacturers create for these 5-axis machines enable the programming of standard machining operations for these angular surfaces.
Complex 3D Shape Machining Services
When complicated 3D shapes must be machined, the two rotary axes maintain the cutting tool close to or at 90 degrees to the machined surface.
The process of 5-axis CNC machining has advanced significantly over the years. CAM and CAD systems communicate much more efficiently today when compared to the early years of 3D CNC programming. Today, the 3D drawing of a design engineer is directly imported into a CAD system. The process of programming the machine from that point forward is relatively efficient and easy. The programmer has access to various options when commanding the CAM system – everything from roughing the piece to applying continuously smaller cutting tools that serve to refine the piece in a highly precise manner.
To find out how we can help you with your CNC machining requirements, give us a call today at 573.646.3996 or send us a request through our contact form. In addition, you may request a quote on our website.