5 AXIS

Five-Axis Conversational Programming from a Solid Model

This CNC feature imports a 3D solid model from which operators can perform conversational-type programming even for five-sided machining applications.

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Portal Milling Machine Provides Years of Smooth Operation

Neuman & Esser uses their eight-year-old Droop+Rein from Starrag as a “workhorse” for complete machining.
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Starrag's STC-MTV Five-Axis Mill-Turns Specialize in Hard Metal Machining

IMTS Spark: Starrag’s STC-MTV five-axis multitasking HMCs are designed for hard metal machining in such sectors as aerospace and oil and gas.
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Large Equipment Offerings Buoyed by New CNC

To complement the strengths of many of its larger machine tools, Tarus has added a Heidenhain CNC to benefit those manufacturers seeking high-quality contour surface milling capabilities.
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YCM's DCV2018A-5AX Machining Center Features Stable Construction for Aerospace Work

YCM’s DCV2018A-5AX machining center, part of the Aero series, is designed to provide high speed and efficiency for aerospace applications.

JTEKT Toyoda Americas To Host VIP Days Event

The company will unveil its latest CNC machine tools, integrated automation systems, turnkey engineering services and Internet of Things solutions.

Video: Hurco Machining Center Adapted Into N95 Mask Production System

CNC machines can do more than we think. They are automation platforms for insourcing.

Methods MB 450U Performs Simultaneous Five-Axis Machining

The MB 450U bridge-type machining center from Methods Machine Tools performs simultaneous five-axis work thanks to its FANUC control.

For 3D Printed Implant Maker, CNC Machining Is Capacity Constraint

Additive manufacturing is realizing its promise for scale production during the coronavirus period, but machining is an essential downstream capacity need that has to be expanded to keep up.
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A Job Shop Approach to Automation

Through patient research and smart investing, this job shop has slowly grown its capabilities and is moving toward lights-out manufacturing for prototype work.

Sometimes the Trickiest Part of CNC Machining Is Holding the Part

Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellers proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.

Developing a Five-Axis Solution for Machining Superalloy Aerospace Parts

Growing involvement in producing multi-blade aerospace parts made of superalloys presented Pietro Rosa with some machining challenges. Starrag’s LX 021 five-axis VMC helped the shop achieve tight tolerances and integrated production.
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Why Was CNC Machining on Display at the Biggest Show for Additive Manufacturing?

Machining is a complement to AM as a means of finishing metal 3D printed parts. The increasing adoption of AM for production means more need for postprocessing, particularly machining.

Running Unattended at Night Lets Machine Shop Serve New Customers During Day

Precision Tool Technologies found capacity for diversification not by adding machines, people or space, but by freeing up time. Running unattended—running so it can machine through all 168 hours in the week—has enabled this shop to use hours when staff is present to deliver work that lands outside its established specialty. To achieve unattended machining, some of the biggest challenges have related to basic details such as chips and coolant.
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November 2019 Product Spotlight: 5-Axis Machining

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on five-axis machining technologies. 

Grob Hosts Five-Axis Machining Technology Event

The 5-Axis Live! event drew some 150 customers to visit exhibits from partnering suppliers taken in machine demonstrations. 

Methods Machine Tools Represents OKK Corp. in North America

“Methods' established distribution organization, vast network of technology centers and dealers, and first-class applications expertise will help increase OKK presence in North America,” says OKK.

Increasing Employee Output Through Automation: Here is What We Found in 7 Recent Shop Visits

Modern Machine Shop editors routinely visit machining facilities to report on shops that are succeeding. Here is what our editors found on seven recent shop visits, all related to using labor more efficiently.

3 Mindset Changes for Lights-Out CNC Machining

Expanding capacity into the unattended hours calls for counterintuitive new ways of thinking about the work.
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Toyoda's FH630SX-i Horizontal Machining Center Emphasizes High-Torque Performance

The FH630SX-i horizontal machining center from JTEKT Toyoda Americas is said to achieve complex part machining and multi-surface processing in one setup by combining high torque and simultaneous five-axis machining.

Takumi's U800 Five-Axis Machine Designed for Die/Mold, Aerospace Applications

Takumi USA has introduced the U800 five-axis machine to the U series, which was developed to achieve high performance for die/mold, aerospace and other high-speed applications that require tighter tolerances.

Kaast's V-Mill 600.5X Provides High Stability for Die/Mold Machining

The V-Mill 600.5X five-axis CNC VMC from Kaast Machine Tools uses a massive gantry structure consisting of a base frame, double racks and stable crossbeam to ensure rigidity and cutting performance, the company says