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Machining with 3 axes or 5 for your components?

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 13/10/17 14:42

What is the difference between 3 and 5-axis Machining?

A simple 3 axis milling machine allows a part to be worked in 3 axes (X, Y and Z). These CNC machines work perfectly well and are capable of machining many parts. Problems arise when the part requires deep, narrow pockets. The work becomes very labour intensive and leaves a sub-standard finish.

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Topics: 5 axis milling

[VIDEO] CNC machining in a single operation

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 25/09/17 09:03

The video shows CNC machining of an aircraft seat arm, with pockets and thin wall sections. This component was milled from billet to completion in a single operation!

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Topics: precision engineering, 5 axis milling

Aluminium Machining And The Right Workshop

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 07/08/17 12:25

Aluminium alloys are some of the easiest metals to machine. The various grades of aluminium lend themselves to different applications – 6000 series are ideal for commercial work whereas high-strength 7000 series alloys with improved machining characteristics are well-suited for critical aircraft components and even the iPhone 6 (despite ‘Bendgate’)! 

But, not every workshop you come across will be able to get the most out of this versatile metal across a range of applications...

Aluminium machining for complex projects in aerospace or motorsport sectors require a certain set of skills. If your current suppliers are struggling to fulfil projects to the quality needed at the right price, you'll need to try a different solution.

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Topics: precision engineering, 5 axis milling

High-end 5 axis simultaneous machining

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 22/05/17 07:31

A capacity list is great, it makes it easy to see if a company has 5 axis simultaneous machining capabilities at a glance. There's an instant insight into a workshop's capacity and capability. But what if you want a bit more...?

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Topics: 5 axis milling

Complex Cycles, CNC Milling And...

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 16/05/17 14:35

Complex cycles, CNC milling and... 5 Axis machines!

This post illustrates the kind of job we love at Axis Precision Engineering - complicated and testing! Projects requiring complex CNC milling mean our 5 Axis machines, the software that runs them and our engineers are tested, often having to overcome hurdles to get the job done.

It's great!

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Topics: 5 axis milling

How Many Operations? 3 And 5 Axis CNC Machining head-to-head

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 25/04/17 08:54

You've probably heard it before - and on more than one occasion.

My 3 axis CNC milling machine can do the same job as your 5 axis machine. 

Hmm, perhaps. But it depends...

... there are advantages to using a 5 axis CNC machine for complex components. This post describes a head to head comparison for a specific precision engineering project and reveals how the performance advantages of 5 axis machines benefit YOU the customer.

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Topics: precision engineering, 5 axis milling

Talking 5 Axis Milling at Subcon 2016

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 30/06/16 09:08

Andrew and Peter are regular visitors to the annual Subcon exhbition held at the NEC in Birmingham. Here's how they got on at the 2016 event.

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Topics: 5 axis milling