CNC 4-AXIS Machining
CNC 4-axis milling involves the same milling use in 3-axis machining, where a cutting tool is used to remove material from a piece to create the desired shape and profile.
In the case of 4-axis machining, however, milling is performed on an additional axis that rotates around the Z-axis. This is called the “A-axis.”
CNC 4-axis milling is useful when holes and cut-outs need to be made in the side of a piece or around a cylinder. This process provides quick and efficient results based on computer numerical data that creates precise results.
The last few years has seen the growth in high-tech CAD/CAM programs that enable full computer-based control of 4-axis machining 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 4-axis machining is right for your next product or component.