CNC parts support for 3-axis 4-axis 5-axis CNC machine
As we know, 3-axis machining is one of the most widely used techniques to create mechanical parts,
and can be used for automatic/interactive operation, milling slots, drilling holes, and cutting sharp edges.
Then what is 3-axis?
3-axis: A machine that can move a tool (commonly a spinning cutter bit) along a horizontal plane (X-axis and Y-axis)
such as a piece of plywood, as well as move vertically (Z-axis) to adjust the depth of cut and carve things such as
a topographical map.
The adage goes that a 3-axis machine can cut valleys and carve “mountains” but is not capable of creating “caves”.
You could cut parts for plywood furniture or create 3D carved signs.
Because 3-axis machining only operates on the 3 axes, it’s relatively simple and allows material to be removed in these
3 axes represented by back to front, side to side and up and down.
3-axis milling is capable of creating the same products as 4 axis and 5 axis machines,
but the 3 axis machines cannot deliver the same level of detail or efficiency as its predecessors.
3 axis can cut individual features during operations, but it cannot match the work of a 5 axis in quality or profitability.
A 4-axis CNC machine operates on the X, Y and Z axes like a 3-axis machine,
but it also includes rotation around the X-axis, which is called the A-axis.
This is the 4th axis that’s added to our machining process.
In most cases, the workpiece will be rotated to allow for cutting to occur around the B-axis.
A five axis machine starts with the same 3-axis movement as above.
It adds two rotational axis by adding a “shoulder” and “wrist” or by allowing the actual workpiece to move in 2 axis.
A 5-axis machine can carve a complete 3-dimensional object from a block of material.
You could use a 5-axis machine to carve a bust of Beethoven for your piano.
The best CNC milling machines available today, 5 axis milling is a fast working, precise, micro machining powerhouse.
5 axis CNC is capable of cutting the most complex and tedious designs existing in the world.
It can operate much faster than 3 axis and 4 axis CNC machines and provide vertical milling with
the highest precision and quality available today.
Whether the machine is 3-axis, 4-axis, or 5-axis, a range of parts are necessary for your machine daily maintenance.
We can provide best parts support for your machine and business.