We are very excited to announce that we will be the proud owners of a 5-Axis CNC before the year is out! A lot of research and consideration was put into the decision to bring in this additional CNC alongside our existing 3-axis machines, so we are preparing for its arrival and want to shout about all the extra options that we will now be able to offer our customers. We understand the importance of investing in state of the art technology so we are able to offer the best processes with top quality outcomes.
I know what you’re thinking, what does 5-axis mean and what does it do? Well, it’s all in the name. It can machine a part or a tool on 5 different axis at the same time. As opposed to a 3-axis, the 5-axis can rotate on an extra 2-axis allowing the part or tool to be cut from all directions allowing pendulum machining. With a large bed 3650mm x 2120mm and a large number of tools in the machine, it increases the types of parts that can now be produced including 3D surfaces.
Now for those with the knowledge, the stats! Parts up to 250mm in height can be machined with speeds of rotation reaching up to 24000 RPM. The 5-axis can oparate at angles up to 10 degrees below the parts supporting surface and with rapid 16 rear tool magazine.
If you would like any more information on what our new CNC can do or in fact, any other area of acrylic fabrication, please do not hesitate to give us a call!