CNC Custom Parts
Posted on: January 24, 2023
What Is CNC Machining?
5-axis CNC machining is an intensive manufacturing technique that leverages computer numerical control, also known as CNC technology, to produce complex parts and piece components. RBR Machine Specializes in 5 Axis Machining. The process involves using a CNC machine that can move using five axes. This allows us to produce the finest parts with extremely tight tolerances and complex geometries. Quality CNC custom parts are the present and the future of many impactful industries.
CNC Machining Benefits & Advantages
There are a laundry list of benefits and advantages to using a 5 Axis machine compared to a 3 or 4 machine. First, is the option to create complex shapes and geometries. In other words, whatever you can think of, our 5 Axis CNC machines can make it. Traditional 3-axis CNC machines are limited to three directions (X, Y, and Z) when it comes to cutting. 5-axis Machines on the other hand can move their cutting tool in two additional directions (A and B). The additional directions allow the production tools to create parts with undercuts, multi-faceted surfaces, and other interesting geometry that would normally be limited or impossible to create using conventional manufacturing methods.
Why 5 Axis CNC Machining?
Most businesses would agree that the ability to produce parts with extremely tight tolerances is one of the biggest advantages of using a 5 Axis CNC machine. The precision lies in the accuracy of the cutting tool. The additional 2-axis’ allow more motion, which will allow the machines a higher level of precision in every cut. Many industries can afford faulty parts. The aerospace and medical industries rely on CNC custom parts with the tightest tolerances, which is why they often go with 5-axis CNC machines to create their production runs.
Want to hear another benefit? This machining process is highly efficient. The main factor that drives efficiency. More motion equates to fewer setups. Every time the tool needs to be reset, it costs time and money to do so. This increased efficiency will benefit the end customer because it means a faster lead time and lower costs.
CNC Custom Parts
Most businesses won’t tell you this but not all 5-axis CNC machining facilities are created equal, some can offer more while others offer less depending on the features of the machines. Many manufacturers design their machines for speed, while others are created for complex precision Another thing worth mentioning is some machines are designed to be able to work on specific materials. Materials can range from plastics to titanium steel. Therefore, it’s essential to do due diligence on companies you’re interested in. Luckily for you, RBR Machine can operate on virtually any material.
Let’s wrap this up! If you want a highly complex manufacturing technique that offers multiple advantages over traditional 3-axis CNC machining, then you should consider using 5-axis machines on your next production run.
If you believe a 5 Axis production run or prototype could help you deliver in business, RBR Machine would love to help.
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