Cutting-Edge Technology: 5-Axis Simultaneous CNC Machining and Its Advantages
Within the metal machining industry, the processes of metal removal and parts fabrication were once quite laborious; manually-operated equipment and multiple adjustments/set-ups were prevailing aspects in all production runs, resulting in time-consuming jobs and outputs that were less-than-precise on a repeatable basis.
However, there have been significant improvements since those days of manually-operated machinery. This advancement has resulted from a proliferation of computer-controlled and multiple-axis technologies that have essentially revolutionized the metal machining industry, allowing the manufacture of parts and components that were once considered impractical from the standpoint of size, as well as the time and/or the cost invested in their fabrication.
This technology has evolved to what is known today as 5-axis simultaneous CNC (computer numerical control) machining. With respect to its applications, this cutting-edge technology involves the use of a CNC machine to move a part or component or a cutting tool along five different axes at the same time; these five axes consist of the traditional variables of three-dimensional space (commonly known as x, y, and z) plus two rotational axes (labelled a and b) which rotate around the x-axis and y-axis respectively.
There are several benefits to be gained from this cutting-edge 5-axis machining technology; the most notable would be the need for just a single set-up for the simultaneous removal of metal (milling and drilling) along those multiple axes. In turn, this has improved the overall manufacturing/fabrication of metal parts and components in the following ways:
- Faster cycle times
- Greater cost efficiency
- Reduced production times
- Improved quality/tolerances
- Faster (reduced) delivery times
- Use of multiple tools in synchronization
Additionally, these advancements have permitted the machining of very intricate parts with the highest degree of accuracy; consequently, industries in which this degree of complexity is required in their parts manufacturing, will find the application of 5-axis simultaneous CNC machining to be particularly beneficial.
5-Axis Machining Can Provide Practical Solutions to Complex Manufacturing Needs
Noble Precision, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has made a substantial investment in this 5-axis simultaneous CNC machining technology as a commitment to meet and support the precision manufacturing needs of their clients.
Whether those needs are the creation of prototypes, one-time production applications, or high-capacity manufacturing runs, Noble Precision’s team can deliver practical solutions that will satisfy client expectations and specifications with respect to:
- Cost efficiency
- Time efficiency
- High tolerances
- On-time delivery
Due to its investment in this cutting-edge technology, Noble Precision can accommodate the manufacture of intricate and large-scale prototypes, parts or components, and molds from a variety of metals and metal alloys such as:
- Cast Iron
- Stainless Steel
Noble Precision has the knowledge and experience to provide their 5-axis simultaneous CNC machining services for clients who supply or compete in a wide range of industries including but not limited to:
- Military Defense
- Natural Resources
- Equipment Manufacturing
The team at Noble Precision takes considerable pride in their capabilities to provide practical solutions for their clients’ complex manufacturing needs. For more information, see our 5-Axis CNC Machining services Page.