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New Video: Five-Axis Machining of Simple Parts

A job shop owner talks about five-axis machining and feature-based programming at Padgett Machine.

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In this video about five-axis machining, Ed Padgett of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Padgett Machine describes how a five-axis machining center makes sense even when the part is geometrically simple. The freedom to reorient the axes outside the cut can reduce setup time dramatically. Because of this advantage, Padgett’s five-axis machines have become the most in-demand machine tools in the shop. For even more about Padgett’s experience with five-axis machining and why it chose a trunnion-type machine instead of tilting-spindle model, read this article