Multi-Axis Machining

3, 4 and 5-Axis CNC Milling

Mahuta Tool provides multi axis milling services specializing in prototyping and short run production. Our multi axis machining center provides 3, 4 and 5-axis milling to businesses in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest, nationwide and Canada.

What is the Difference Between 3-Axis, 4-Axis and 5-Axis CNC Milling?

5 axis vertical turning machine
4-Axis CNC Machining

In CNC machining, axis refers to the number of motors operating individually to position the tool.

A basic vertical milling center has 3 axes (X, Y, and Z) and is used to machine planes or convex shapes. 3 axis milling is used for hole drilling, slot milling and making sharp edges.

A 4th axis adds rotary movement in order to machine features on an arc or curved surface (for example machining a gear). 4-axis machining can be used for a wide range of applications including turbine components, valves, sockets, construction equipment and much more.

4-axis machining is more efficient and precise than performing the same operation manually using conventional 3-axis milling equipment.

5-axis machining includes an additional rotational axis to that of a 4-axis machine. The 5th axis in 5-axis milling machine is around the B-axis, which rotates around the Y-axis in the X-Y-Z plane. This multidimensional rotation and tool movement allows for B-axis precision, finish and speed at the highest level in the production of a your piece.

5-axis machining is the most accurate and efficient machining process, allowing us to can create very complex parts with quicker run times. 5-axis machining is important for high level uses, such as aerospace and power generation applications.

Vertical & Horizontal Multi-Axis Milling

We use vertical 5-axis CNC milling to produce components and equipment ranging from turbines and engine parts to fittings and spacers. We work to close tolerances of +/-.0001” and are ISO 9001:2015 registered and Mil-Spec compliant.

Materials used in 5-axis machining include a wide variety of metals and plastics, meeting the needs of practically any project.

Contact Mahuta Tool for a multi axis machining quote or more information.

DMG Mori CMX 70 U 5-Axis

CMX U series realizes high-productivity, flexibility and operatively with the modern C-frame design. Integrated NC-controlled B- and C-axis table and inherently stable, mineral cast composite bed delivers maximum stability. This applies to the modularity and possibility to build up “your own machine” with wide range of hardware and software options, variety of 3D-controls and technological solutions.

29.5” X 23.5” X 20.5”


DMG Mori CMX 70 U 5-Axis

DMG Mori CMX 1100V 5 Axis

DMG Mori's CMX 1000V 5-axis provides precision in every component and detail. It’s capable of positioning accuracy down to 0.00023 inches on all axes. This machine's sophisticated design provides a small footprint and large working area, making it perfect for any manufacturing environment.

43/3" x 22" x 20.1"


DMG Mori CMX 1100V 5 Axis Machine for Multi-Axis CNC Machining


Thanks to a large work cube and a maximum part capacity of 10,000 lb., the Haas EC-1600 is the perfect solution for any large-part machining requirements. For this reason, the EC-1600 is one of the more popular 3-axis machines on the market.

62" x 40" x 32"

Full Axis Rotary

HAAS EC-1600 HMC for Multi-Axis CNC Machining

HAAS VF-7/41 with 4th Axis

As a member of Haas' industry leading VF Series, this machine is one of the best-value, high-performance machine tools available. The VF-7 allows for machining of high-quality large parts.

84" x 32" x 30"


HAAS VF-7/41 with 4th Axis for Multi-Axis CNC Machining

HAAS VF-3 with 4th Axis

As a member of the Haas VF Series family, this machine is an industry leader in high-performance machine tools. The VF-3 features a larger work envelope than the VF-1 and VF-2, allowing for machining of medium sized, high-quality parts.

40" x 20" x 25"


HAAS VF-3 with 4th Axis for Multi-Axis CNC Machining