Multi-Axis Machining: A Machining Process

Multi-axis Machining
Multi-axis machining refers to the capability of a machine to perform operations along more than one axis. While conventional mills and lathes have the ability to machine on than one axis, it is the CNC mills, CNC lathes, CNC machining centers and CNC turning centers that have enabled us to exploit multi-axis machining to its full advantage. The addition of multiple spindles, multiple turrets and live tooling enables the machining process to take place on more than one surface area – often while utilizing the same setup. Machines are classified according to how many axes they have. Standard CNC machining centers usually have four axes: Tables x, y and z, and milling head z. A five-axis or a six-axis machine has an extra axis for a horizontal milling head.

Machining Processes

• Horizontal Boring
• Jig Boring
• Vertical Boring
• Broaching / Splining
• Drilling
• Ram EDM
• Wire EDM
• Engraving
• Gear Cutting
• Grinding
• Centerless Grinding
• Cylindrical Grinding
• Flat Grinding
• Internal Grinding
• Jig Grinding
• Honing
• Large Machining
• Multi-axis Machining
• Precision Machining
• Screw Machining
• Swiss Screw Machine
• Turning
• Milling
• Saw Cutting
• Slotting
• Tapping
• Thread Cutting
• Thread Grinding
• Thread Rolling
• CNC Drilling
• CNC Grinding
• CNC Machine Center
• CNC Milling
• CNC Turning