5-Axis…it just ain’t that scary
This is a blog written by Mike Cope a Hurco Applications Engineer dating back to 2013 regarding 5-Axis machining and the perception that it is just to scary to get into when speaking about CNC programming and cutting parts.
[mk_blockquote style=”quote-style” font_family=”none” text_size=”12″ align=”left”]For some reason 5-axis machining just scares people. While talking with people at trade shows, or when discussing the potential of a customer’s parts being a good fit for 5-sided machining, you can just see an uneasy feeling begin to overwhelm them, and you can see the fear begin to well up in their eyes. The mere thought of all of those axes moving at one time, sends them wanting to run for the hills. But if we take the time to look at it logically, and break it down to what is really happening, it isn’t scary at all![/mk_blockquote][mk_button dimension=”three” size=”medium” outline_skin=”dark” bg_color=”#00c8d7″ text_color=”light” icon=”moon-quill” url=”http://blog.hurco.com/blog/bid/225410/5-Axis-it-just-ain-t-that-scary” target=”_blank” align=”left” id=”Buton ID” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”15″]Read Mike’s original article posted February 21, 2013[/mk_button]
Due to the popularity of the original post, and all the hype surrounding 5-axis machining over the past several years, Mike decided to write a new blog on June 12, 2015 that digs a little deeper into the subject. In this post Mike explains what can be done with 5-axis technology and shows how even the advanced features of 5-axis really aren’t anything more than multi-axis common sense, when you break it down.
[mk_button dimension=”three” size=”medium” outline_skin=”dark” bg_color=”#00c8d7″ text_color=”light” icon=”moon-quill” url=”http://blog.hurco.com/5-axis-it-just-aint-that-scary-continued” target=”_blank” align=”left” id=”Buton ID” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”15″]Read Mike’s latest article on why 5-Axis machining is not that scary![/mk_button]