CNC machining, for decades, has been the manufacturers’ choice for precision manufactured parts. From the medical industry to defense contractors, agricultural manufacturers, and more, the demand for ever more precision, speed and complexity on smaller parts has been on the rise. With P4Swiss / Lindel Precision CNC Machining’s 5-Axis CNC capabilities, customers not only take advantage of the precision of computer numerical controlled (CNC) production, but also the accuracy and efficiency of this multi-axis set up.
While many CNC machines work on 3-axis programming (X, Y, and Z), the 5-Axis CNC machining at P4Swiss / Lindel allows higher precision on contoured parts and surfaces. This reduces the number of set ups necessary for machining complex parts and increases the speed of production and the quality of the parts.
“There’s no denying the accuracy of CNC machining,” said Tom Ferrara, General Manager at P4Swiss / Lindel. “The 5-Axis CNC mill allows us to reduce turn times, increase quality while producing complex parts efficiently and economically.”
5-Axis CNC machines also reduce the need for custom fixtures to hold or move a piece during production. This often would require stopping production, adding a fixture or moving a piece to access other planes of production. With the 5-axis CNC machines, these steps become unnecessary. Also, as contouring occurs on the X, Y, and Z planes of the piece, control over an additional two axes allows for more precision and finishing or speeds up material removal.
“By increasing access to the piece geometry, we’re also able to quickly achieve higher quality surface finishing as compared to slower 3-Axis setups,” said Ferrara.