Five Axis CNC Machining

- Apr 19, 2018 -

Five axis computer numerical control (CNC) systems are able to move internal tools in three primary axes, designated X, Y, and Z, and two more axes created by the rotation of the X and Y axes. These axes lie parallel to the tool spindle, a core component of CNC production machines. Five axis CNC machining is intended for making complex, three-dimensional parts such as turbine blades, impellers, and tools for plastic injection molding. CNC machining is regularly used in aerospace, oil and gas, woodworking, mold making, medical, and energy production industries.