Five-Axis Machine Provides Large Work Envelope
IMTS 2018: C.R. Onsrud’s Qube series of CNC machines offers a fully enclosed large work envelope with chip collection and five-axis machining capabilities.
If you haven’t looked at 5-axis machining lately, a lot has changed. Advancements in 5-axis machines, controls and software have made this technology so affordable and easy to use that it can benefit almost any shop.
Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellors proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.
Fast CNC processing and high-pressure coolant contribute to removing metal at dramatic rates. But what should a shop know about cutting tools in high speed machining?