Search For Machine tools, Equipment & More
Axis machining has been used in aerospace applications for many years but it is only recently that the toolmaking industry has shown similar interest. The main advantage of 5 Axis machining is the ability to save time by machining complex shapes in a single set-up. Additional benefit comes from allowing the use of shorter cutters that permit more accurate machining.
In addition to this, PowerMILL now offers continuous 5 Axis machining. Continuous 5 Axis machining allows the user to create continuous 5 Axis toolpaths across complex surface, solid and triangulated models. The toolpaths are fully gouge checked and support a wide range of machining strategies and all tool types.
“We can machine the surface in areas that would previously have been impossible to access economically. In addition, difficult surfaces that would have needed long series cutters are now simple. Easier access is allowing us to use shorter tools resulting in improved surface finish and a reduction in the number of post machining operations, including EDM.” David Gaskin, AF Gaskin Ltd, UK.