5 axis milling process proves to be a significant feature of precision machining. Basically, the particular term “5-axis represents the number of directions in which the movement of the cutting tool occurs. On to a 5 axis machining point, the associated cutting tool’s movement happens around X, Y, and Z axes (linear), and the tool rotates on the axes A and B axes to reach the work-piece while coming from any of the directions. The exclusive attribute regarding the 5-axis machining is that needs significant preparation time, but reduced material handling is required for the same.
How does 5 axis mill help in simplifying complex parts’ making?
A 5 axis CNC mill proves to be a bliss when it comes to delivering a quality product that is precise and near to accuracy. 5 Axis helps in compressing multiple operations into a single one. In turn, all the complex features in relationship with one another, are being performed simultaneously under one operation. Due to which, complexity and time get reduced. And the best part is that the compression of multiple methods doesn’t affect the final product. It turns out to be unmatchable and fulfills all the quality standards.
5 axis mill comes up with a multidirectional approach, that is the reason why it proves to be slightly costly than another axis machining. The CNC router associated with 5 axes enables the cutting tool to be moved in such a way that it contributes significantly to achieving precision machinery. Due to its excelling in the above, it is preferably used in aerospace applications.
Some of the factors, which are responsible for extended usage of 5-axis machining
- It is also called “Done-in-One.” The reason behind the same is that it comprises single-setup machining, which enhances efficiency, effectiveness, and reduces the associated lead time.
- During the operation of 5 axis machining, the cutting tool is tilted to a certain angle. Due to which, the chances of the collision that may happen with the tool holder get reduced. In turn, improved access to part geometry is accomplished.
- Also, due to the tilting of the cutting tool, the tool life increases. The associated cycle time also gets increased. (The cutting tool is being tilted in order to sustain the optimum position for cutting and to maintain a constant chip-load).