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 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 deliver maximum stability. This applies to the modularity and possibility to build up “your own machine” with a wide range of hardware and software options, a variety of 3D controls and technological solutions.

29.5” X 23.5” X 20.5”

Vertical

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"

Vertical

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

HAAS EC-1600 HMC

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"

Vertical

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"

Vertical

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