We have been asked by customers to use our 5 axis technology to machine many things. One of the more common requests is a face-spline. We are able to read the model and mill the spline complete. The reason these are not easy for anyone to do is that they require constant axis synchronous movement and CAD-CAM software to support this.
So why do you need full 5 axis machining from Metalmite? To help increase your market-share, increase your sales and increase your profits. In addition, you get the added benefit of decreasing costs, as well as, product development time so that you can get your product to market faster than your competition. As one customer recently said, “We never thought it possible to get “Near Production” parts right from the Rapid Prototyping phase. This dramatically helped us reduce our product development time and cost. Both us, and our customer, were ecstatic about this ability to move so quickly, and precisely, from product design to an actual physical part that we could test AND show our customer.”