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Machine-Control Combo Ensures Speed, Precision

Five-axis HMCs from Grob with Sinumerik 840D sl CNCs from Siemens facilitate cost-effective production of cylinder heads at BMW’s motorcycle manufacturing plant in Berlin.

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Fixtures Dovetail with Five-Axis Automation

Along with an in-house-designed line of custom dovetail fixtures, machines with the right features for automation provide benefits for both this five-axis specialist and its customers.

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Postprocessing System Eases Technology Adoption

At this aerospace manufacturer, software from ICAM minimizes time spent reworking out-of-the-box postprocessors for new machines and improves confidence in part programs.

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Five-Axis Mill Features Linear Motor Technology

The Mikron HSM 600U LP high-speed milling center from GF AgieCharmilles uses linear motor technology to provide simultaneous five-axis, high-speed machining.

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Targeted Five-Axis Machining

Focusing on a particular part size range allows this shop to use a versatile type of five-axis machine tool. Five-axis machining now makes up 40 percent of the shop’s business.

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Video: Five-Axis Machining at Padgett Machine

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

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Which Five-Axis Machine for Mold Makers?  

This Chicago-area mold shop compares tilting-spindle and tilting-table five-axis machines.

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Five-Axis Technology Simplifies Complexity

Hurco’s five-axis VMX30U is designed for performance and reliability, and it eases machining of complex contours and multi-sided parts.

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Five-Axis Machining Center Designed for Power-Generation Applications

Mitsui Seiki’s HU63-T five-axis CNC machining center is designed for power-generation applications, including critical rotating components such as blisks, impellers and turbine disks, as well as gas-turbine power-generation systems.

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Shop Leaders Share Thoughts on Five-Axis Machining

Modern Machine Shop recently started a “Top Shops” discussion group on LinkedIn. The group is for owners, managers, engineers and other senior personnel in CNC machining facilities. A recent discussion thread from that group revealed various shops’ thoughts on five-axis machining.