Axis Precision Engineering Components Blog

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