When Should You Invest in 5-Axis Machining?

When you’re machining complex components, you need certainty about the quality and accuracy of the work, particularly if the parts are destined for use in the medical, automotive, aeronautics, where reliability is crucial. Due to the financial pressures facing many businesses, it’s also important not to overspend, so a machining service that delivers a combination of precision and value for money will future proof your company and help to retain the loyalty of your customers.

At Redline CNC, we offer the CNC machining services UK manufacturing businesses need to remain competitive. Our 5-axis machining harnesses the latest cutting-edge technology to create incredibly accurate components, and we work tirelessly to meet your lead times to give your customers certainty. Our work is backed by our BSI ISO 9001-2015 quality accreditation, so you can be reassured that your investment will yield a healthy return.

Under what circumstances could 5-axis CNC machining benefit your business?

You Need To Manufacture Complex Components.

A 5-axis CNC machine utilises advanced computer software to control cutting tools with incredible precision and enable them to cut along five axes. This allows highly complex parts to be machined, as the tip of the cutting tool is always perpendicular to the component – no matter from which angle the cut needs to be made. With the extra versatility that 5-axis machining offers, your business could expand into new areas of manufacturing by offering more complex components that, previously, were beyond your capabilities.

You Need To Produce High Volumes of a Single Part.

5-axis CNC machines can produce parts far more quickly than other forms of machining. A single set-up is all that is needed for even the longest machine runs, while high levels of repeatability mean you can produce a large number of components with no deviation from the original design.

You Need To Improve The Surface Finish of Your Components.

5-axis machining uses short cutting tools, as the cutter can be orientated more easily into the desired position. Consequently, high cutting speeds don’t place the cutter under excessive pressure, reducing vibration and avoiding cavities on the part’s surface. As a result, the surface finish is more consistent and smoother than with other methods.

You Need More Versatility To Produce Your Existing Part Stock.

Finally, your customers’ requirements for your components may have changed, making your current machining method impractical or too expensive. By investing in contract 5-axis CNC machining services, you can approach the task from a new perspective without investing in new machinery yourself and may discover that you can produce the same parts more quickly or more accurately than before.

Contact Redline CNC For More Information

To find out more about our flexible 5-axis CNC machining services, or to discuss your precision engineering requirements, please call us today on 01293820090.

 

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