Five-axis machining can reduce the amount of electrodes and EDM operations necessary.

Hurco VTXU -5-Axis Part on Trunnion TableFive-axis machining can reduce the amount of electrodes and EDM operations necessary. Simultaneous five-axis machining can reduce problems with 3+2 axis machining, such as creating many inclined views, and blending all of the inclined views. Additionally, simultaneous five-axis cutter paths can be used to machine an entire part with a short tool instead of requiring very long tools as would be required in a strictly three-axis environment. Read more…

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