Do You Need 5- or 9-Axis Machining?

Every industry experiences regular technological advances, and that’s particularly true in the computerized numerical control (CNC) manufacturing world. Today, making precision machine and auto components is relatively easy thanks to 5- and 9-axis machining equipment.

Multi-axis machining centers are capable of performing precise milling maneuvers without the hassle of making multiple setup adjustments for the job. These advanced machines save time and money while reducing the amount of physical labor a machinist must perform while on the job.

It’s important to note that there are several different types of multi-axis machines. The two types of equipment we use at Evden Enterprises are 5- and 9-axis machines. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about both types of equipment so you’ll know just what tool your machinist needs for your milling work.

5-axis machining

The more basic type of equipment we operate is the 5-axis milling machine. This tool is capable of rotating a piece along the three linear axes—X, Y and Z—as well as the A and C rotary axes. By utilizing these five axes, a 5-axis machine can hit five sides at once, greatly reducing the amount of time and effort needed to complete a job.

You’ll often find 5-axis machines used to fabricate parts for the medical and automotive industries. They’re also common in the architecture world and the fine arts community.

9-axis machining

Our 9-axis machine beats out the 5-axis unit because it can rotate a part in nine directions. Like a 5-axis machine, a 9-axis unit rotates pieces along the X, Y and Z linear axes and the A rotary axis. But it goes a few steps further because it can also operate along the B and C rotary axes and the U, V and W axes, which are secondary linear axes parallel to X, Y and Z.

We’ll use our 9-axis machine when customers need CNC machined parts milled to the highest level of precision.

Why choose us for your machining needs?

Don’t leave your precision machine and auto components in underqualified hands—choose our pros at Evden Enterprises. These are a few of the reasons our customers turn to us:

  • State-of-the-art machinery: The top reason to bring your parts to us is that we have the best machinery in the industry. We’re the only company in our area to operate both 5- and 9-axis machines to accommodate all of our customers’ needs.
  • Capabilities: While many other machinists focus solely on metal parts, we go further by working on plastics and complex stainless and nickel alloys. We’re truly a one-stop shop for all of your CNC machining needs.
  • Experience: Equipment alone can’t properly machine your parts. You need an experienced machinist behind the scenes to operate all of the equipment. That’s just what you’ll get at Evden Enterprises. We have 40 years of industry experience to ensure complete customer satisfaction and quick turnaround times.

Regardless of the CNC machined parts you need, we have you covered. Call us today to learn more about our 5- and 9-axis machining equipment or to get a quote for our services.