5 Face Machining Centers

when talking about the 5 face machining, people always link this idea to 5 axis machining center as these two are identical. in fact, unlike the 5 axis vertical machining center, a 5 face machining center is not equipped with 5 axis as a prerequisite condition, but this does not prevent it from becoming a popular machine tool model that can deal with multiple types of milling and even drilling duties at many working stations designed with multiple apc (automatic pallet changer) devices.

the concept of multi tasking 5 face machining is derived from conventional 4 axis machining centers in the 20th century especially for the automotive production line. the derivations of this specific type of machine tools granted better price and reasonable costs for users, so this model progresses quickly in the industry, and after that, vertical 5 face machining centers are profoundly applied in the field of precision industries such as 3c consumables, aerospace sector, and medical apparatus, contributing a wide range of industrial and commercial values.

Type of Machining Center

when people are talking about the 5 face machining, they always link this idea to 5 axis machining center, because these two are similar in names so people may think they are identical. however, in fact, unlike the 5 axis machining center, a 5 face machining center is not equipped with 5 axis as a prerequisite condition, but this model does not prevent it from becoming a popular machine tool type that can deal with multiple types of milling and even drilling duties at many working stations designed with multiple apc (automatic pellet changer) devices.

versatile as usual

the concept of multi tasking 5 face machining is derived from conventional 4 axis machining centers in the 20th century especially for the automotive production line, because the engine cases, cylinder shells, joint parts, and other components are designed to be made with the single one piece of work piece. the derivations of this specific type of machine tools granted better price and reasonable costs for users, so this model progresses quickly in the industry, and after that, vertical 5 face machining centers are profoundly applied in the field of precision industries such as 3c consumables, aerospace sector, and medical apparatus, contributing a wide range of industrial and commercial values.

compared with the 5 axis counterparts

the concept of machining center is derived from milling machine, or, specifically programmed cnc milling machine. that is, there is a blur line in between whether a milling-based machinery is a machining center or simply a milling machine. to explain more about this in a simple way is that there exists a wide spectrum of milling-based cutting machinery. while conventional manual milling machines stand at the one end, and multiple axis machining centers with automation system equipment stand at the other end. conventional machining centers are designed at least with three axes, namely, x, y, and z, and for both vertical and horizontal models, either one could be equipped with other axes in order to make the machine 5 axes. working table as an important variable with the other additional two axes designed on the rotary table, the x, y, and z axis can move onto two new working dimensions that permit multiple angles of possible cutting processes.

people may wonder how to distinguish them? among all the classifications of the machining center models, there are mainly three types of construction frames that constitute a 5 axis machine. here in the present article, we introduce them as below. they are swing head type, in which the swing head alone is a type that is able to achieve most 5 axis processing, such as angle processing. this kind of machines is considered convenient as well as other 5 axis compositions, such as four plus one model, or three plus two model of machining centers, while the latter two machining center models are with more practical advantages due to the existing three axis arrangement. so speaking of the existing three axis arrangement, the so called three axis arrangement indicates that, conventionally, machining centers are designed at least with three axes, namely, the x, y, and z axis, and for both vertical and horizontal models, either one could be equipped with other axes in order to make the machine 5 axes.

programmed control promises better routes gives better processing. since the cutting directions are five, which means the route planning is getting complicated compared with the past, and which accelerates the application of computerized controlled cutting with the physical mechanical machine structure. together with these parameters the cnc system can make the best used of the hardware of the machinery. there are japanese brands such as fanuc and mitsubishi, and german brands such as siemens and heidenhain. taiwan, one of the major machine tool manufacturing site in the world, also has its own controller suppliers now and with the self-developed controller, many of the technical issues can be further utilized by the suppliers.

5 faces and 5 axes: milling

speaking of the milling capacity, that is the process of machining that utilizes spinning tools to remove work piece materials by advancing a tool into one or several work pieces. this machining method could be done on different directions. in the metalworking sector, milling process of machining centers covers a wide variety of various operations and ranges a wide scale from single tiny parts to heavy and large milling operation tasks. 5 axis installed on double column structure double column plus 5 axis functionality is one of the very practical solutions to solve the machining vibration issues while improve the accuracy at the same time. the double column machining centers are generally classified into two types: either fixed column or moving column.

to be specific, the former is the design that both columns stay where they are without the possibility of moving, and the latter allows for another axis to be born, thus greatly improves the convenience of machining. cnc 5 axis double column machining center is a highly developed machine tool that can deal with many kinds of machining tasks, after the development of the 5 axis, the development of this specific type of machine tools goes well in the industry, and after that, machine centers are profoundly applied in all kinds of industries, contributing a wide range of industrial utilizations.

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