Why 5-Axis CNC Machining Center Is So Important For You

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By Yasmine,WayKen Project Manager

The first thing that comes to mind when we talk about 5-axis machining centers is spiral machines and complex and exquisite parts.5 axis CNC machining centers are more efficient because they operate in a more complex and flexible manner. 5 axis CNC machining centers are one of the types of CNC machining centers that meet special CNC machining needs. The following takes you deeper into the 5-axis machinging center.

what is 5-axis CNC machining?

First of all, the 5 axis CNC machining center machine is not as complicated as you think, it has five axes are X, Y, Z and two rotary axes. Due to the different characteristics of the rotary axes, five-axis CNC machines can be divided into the following categories.
1.When there are two rotation axes on the tool, it can be double pendulum head and pitch-drop type pendulum head type. 
2.When there are two rotary axes on the table, it can be a double rotary table and pitch-drop type table. 
3.When one rotary axis is on the tool and the other rotary axis is on the table, it can be divided into one pendulum and one rotary type. 

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It overcomes the shortcomings of traditional CNC machining centers with three axes and produces complex and beautiful parts perfectly. Its shining points are as follows.

Five reasons to choose a 5-axis CNC machining center

1.Keep the best cutting condition of the tool

When we need to machine a workpiece with non-regular plane, we need to rotate to the table in different directions several times, each time the rotation, the contact between the part and the tool is a perfect cut, so that 5 axis CNC machining center can get a better surface quality

2.Process complex parts effectively

For some structural and functional parts used in the field of aerospace or ships and other high-precision parts, ordinary three-axis equipment can not meet the special processing requirements, but five-axis equipment can meet such requirements, effectively avoiding the generation of special tools, for CNC machining centers, which is to reduce the cost of tools.


3.Reduce the processing technology and the number of clamping

Each direction on the workpiece has dimensions and close tolerances associated with the other directions. There is a risk of making a mistake every time you re-clamp. For example, if a CNC machining center wants to make an aluminum part with five irregularities, it needs to be manually clamped four times with a three-axis machine, which means four clamps will have four chances of scrap, and the time cost will be higher, and the used tool will need to be repeated between each time. However, if the CNC machining center uses a 5-axis machine for this part, there is no need to worry about these issues in terms of both clamping and tool selection. This also means that more efficient and quality machining can be accomplished with less clamping; less floor space and maintenance costs.

4.Simplify production management and improve work efficiency

The 5-axis CNC machining center can achieve complete machining, which greatly shortens the production process chain and can simplify production management and planning and scheduling. The more complex the workpiece is, the more significant the advantage of its production method will be.

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5.Shorten the new product development period

5-axis CNC machining center can well solve the machining accuracy and cycle time problems encountered in the development of new products, greatly reducing the development cycle and improving the success rate of new products.

the right 5-axis CNC machining center for you

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From the above aspects, 5-axis CNC machining center has a lot of flashpoints. The main thing is that it can be highly efficient and high-quality manufacturing of high-precision instruments.  Its unit cost of use than CNC machining centers in the three-axis equipment be higher, but these in front of its flashpoint is not worth mentioning if you need to manufacture the aerospace field, ships, or other high-precision instrumentation needs, WayKen is your best choice, which has five-axis CNC machines and professional staff to serve you. Welcome to get a quote.

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