5-Axis CNC Demo Part

Workholding

Workholding for 5-axis The biggest concerns when identifying vises and fixtures for 5-sided/5-axis machining, are clearance and rigidity. You have to make sure you have clearance away from the table and around the part.  You also need to pay special attention to the height of the fixture, especially for tall Read more…

Simultaneous 5-axis

This part illustrates the type of part that comes to mind for most people when they think of a 5-axis machining center.  The only way to make impellers and turbines is using simultaneous 5-axis machining with a CAD/CAM system. If you currently do all of your work on 3-axis VMCs, Read more…

5-Axis Machining Demo VMX42SRTi Engine Block Hurco

Tooling

When you create a tooling strategy for 5-axis and 5-sided machining, you need to consider three things: clearance, reach, rigidity. Repeatability and balance of the tool must be maintained to achieve surface finish requirements. While Hurco has positioned its company as a leader in 5-axis/5-sided machining and programming, information that Read more…