5 AXIS

Five-Axis

Five-Axis Machining Center Features Adjustable Work Envelope

Available from Methods Machine Tools, the Yasda H40i high-precision five-axis machining center is designed for improved repeatability and accuracy, tighter tolerances, and shorter cycle times for aerospace, die/mold and automotive manufacturing.

CAD/CAM

QFS Keeps Its Customers Moving With Integrated CAD/CAM

Quickly updating tool paths to remachine die surfaces enables this shop to provide short runs of prototype formed sheet metal parts. This fast response to engineering changes and design adjustments helps its customers adhere to tightly scheduled vehicle launch programs. QFS relies on integrated CAD and CAM software to make this happen. In this case, the software of choice are PowerShape and PowerMill from Delcam.

Automation

Robot Machining Unit

A robot-based machine tool provides a simple and flexible option for certain machining applications.

Five-Axis

Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers

Every print issue of MMS highlights a particular type of product. For March, we focused on VMCs, HMCs and other machining centers.

HMCs

March 2014 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers

This slideshow features the machining centers we cover in the Modern Equipment Review Spotlight section in our March issue.

Five-Axis

Setting the Stage for Sizeable Composites Work

By adding a five-axis waterjet/milling machine, its biggest autoclave and a more expansive lay-up room, Royal Engineered Composites is positioning itself to win larger-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.
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CAD/CAM

Why a Few Degrees Matter

3 + 2 machining might not be as captivating as five-axis contouring operations, but it can be just as valuable.

Rethinking Three-Axis Capabilities

Ballnose cutters don’t necessarily require five-axis machining routines to impart fine surface finishes that don’t require hand polishing.

Five-Axis

Shop Gains Efficiency through Machinery, Software Pairing

By pairing a multitasking machine with new Esprit CAM software from DP Technology, Von Ruden Manufacturing was able to increase its efficiency and compete with companies of a larger size.

Five-Axis

Job Shop Thrives on Specialized Software

ABEN Machine Products reduced programming times by integrating five-axis machining with GibbsCAM software.