Compared with common three-axis (x, y, z three degrees of freedom) machining, five-axis CNC machining means that when processing parts with complex geometric shapes, the machining tool needs to be able to position and connect in five degrees of freedom. free. Usually five-axis linkage refers to the linear interpolation motion of any five coordinates among x, y, z, A, B, and C. The machine tools used in five-axis CNC machining are often called five-axis CNC machine tools or five-axis CNC machining centers. Five-axis CNC machining is commonly used in the aerospace industry to process body parts, turbine parts and impellers with free-form surfaces. Five-axis CNC machine tools can process different sides of the workpiece without changing the position of the workpiece on the machine tool, which can greatly improve the processing efficiency of prismatic parts.
- The 5-axis CNC machining has the characteristics of high efficiency and high precision, and the workpiece can be clamped once to complete complex machining. It can minimize the waste of raw materials, in other words, it can help you reduce the cost of raw materials.
- It can adapt to the machining of modern molds such as auto parts and aircraft structural parts.
- The need for complex fixtures can be avoided. During 3-axis CNC machining, it is often necessary to use complex fixtures to hold the part in the desired orientation. With two additional axes, 5-axis CNC machining allows manufacturers to avoid creating these fixtures, as the workpiece is fixed in one position on the part and rotated to create the geometry. This can once again lower your CNC machining quote price.
- 5-axis CNC machining allows us to produce highly complex parts using only one tool setup. This reduces the need for human involvement and ensures parts are machined with repeatable precision and shorter turnaround times.
There is a big difference between a five-axis CNC machining center and a pentahedron machining center. Many people don’t know this, and mistakenly regard the pentahedron machining center as a five-axis machining center. The five-axis machining center has five axes of x, y, z, a, and c. The xyz and ac axes form a five-axis linkage machining. The “pentahedron machining center” is similar to the three-axis machining center, except that it can do five faces at the same time, but it cannot do special-shaped machining, punch oblique holes, cut bevels, etc.
Although CNC lathes also have multiple axes, what we call 5-axis CNC machining usually refers to CNC milling machine. The so-called 5-axis CNC machine of many small enterprises are actually fake 5-axis machine. Whether it is a true 5-axis, does not depend on whether the five axes are linked or not, and the fake 5-axis can also be linked with five axes. Instead, it depends on whether it has RTCP function. You may want to know the price of 5-axis CNC machining services in China. The price of CNC machining services is usually determined by many factors, such as: raw materials, parts design and precision requirements, machine loss and labor costs in the production process, packaging and shipping costs, etc. I cannot give an exact answer here. If you need 5-axis For CNC machining services, please contact us immediately.