What is the difference between 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis in CNC machining?




What is the difference between 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis in CNC machining? What are their advantages? Which products are suitable for processing?

 

Three axis CNC machining: generally refers to three different directions of linear motion axis, such as up and down, front and back, left and right. Three axis can only process one face at a time, which is suitable for machining some disc parts.

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Four axis CNC machining: add a rotation axis to the three axes, which is generally 360 ° rotation on the horizontal plane. But it can't rotate at high speed. It is suitable for machining some box parts.

 

Five axis CNC machining: there is one more rotation axis above the four axis, which is generally 360 ° rotation of the vertical surface. The five axis machining can realize one-time clamping, which can reduce the cost of clamping and reduce the scratch and bruise of products. It is suitable for processing some parts with multi position holes and planes and high machining accuracy requirements, especially those with strict shape processing accuracy requirements.

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