5-axis machining is a flexible application and is beneficial to several industries. High demanding industries such as aerospace and automotive are judged on their standards of safety and they need parts that are made accurately and with utmost precision. In addition, these industries must deliver on their reliability and durability. For these reasons, 5 axis machining is important to consider and there are specific reasons why.
5-Axis Machining for Geometric Degree of Difficulty
New designs and innovations might require machined parts that are more complex with more geometric degree of difficulty. 5-axis machining makes the process more efficient for such parts because of easier machine set-up. You do not need to constantly re-fixture the part to get the geometry correct. And because you do not need to re-fixture the part, this also contributes to better lead times.
One reason for complex geometric parts is weight. A part needs to be intelligently machined so that its quality is not compromised and at the same time its weight needs to be reduced. When building a car or an airplane, the weight of the machine is directly related to its performance as well as fuel and energy efficiency. Hence, if the parts weigh less, then the machine will perform better. You need to machine at difficult angles in order to achieve the complex geometric design that is required. To cut at difficult angles, 5-axis machining is the most optimal method because it gives faster and better contouring.
The Most Important Element of 5-Axis Machining
While 5-Axis Machining is the best solution for many machining requirements for several industries, it will not work to its best ability if you do not have a team that will understand all aspects of it. You need a team with expert knowledge and know-how to understand the nuances and to be able to achieve the accuracy and precision that 5-axis machining can deliver.
Our facilities at Distrim 2 (part of the VANGEST Group) are equipped with the latest 5-axis machines and at the same time our team has the expert knowledge and know-how to deliver the best solutions to our clients. Because our team has decades of experience, they know what it takes to get repeatable accuracy and precision that our high demanding clients require. Along with experience, our team also works with an attitude towards innovation as we continue to learn, create new ideas, and always stay up to date on the latest developments in the industry.