CNC 3-AXIS Machining
CNC 3-axis machining is one of the most widely used techniques to make mechanical parts. “3-axis” refers to the ability of a CNC machine to perform movement about three different axes simultaneously.
In 3-axis machining, the workpiece remains still while the cutting tool moves along the 3 axes to mill the part.
This technique is computer controlled and used for milling slots, drilling holes, and cutting sharp edges. 3-axis machining allows material to be removed in 3 axes represented by back to front, side to side and up and down.
The last few years has seen the growth in high-tech CAD/CAM programs that enable full computer-based control of 3-axis CNC tools. These digital controls enable efficient handling of a multitude of materials and curved surfaces with a high degree of precision.
CAD/CAM software also allows the process to be completely automated. This technology allows for faster machining speeds, higher yields, and the ability to manufacture large-sized parts.
Contact RJM to see if 3-axis machining is right for your next product or component.