For the last 20 years or so we have prided ourselves with making parts as fast as possible. We found that being able to make parts all in one operation not only saved time, but made for very accurate parts. This only makes us more valuable since we are now serving aerospace and medical customers. We have even taken parts that repeat often and have reprogrammed them to save our customers even more! We recently reduced a part price by over 35% much to our customer’s surprise! We believe in looking for the “win-win” whenever possible.
See this on Technavio.com “6-axis CNC machine is an innovation that converts a raw metal bar into the final product by turning from both the ends of the fixture without multiple fixtures and defects in the final machine. The use of the 6-axis CNC machines enables complex work like drilling holes of different diameters, shapes and have variable cutting speed and patterns. It has a smoother application process, and the quality of the final product is superior to 5-axis CNC machine,” says Gaurav Mohindru, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on engineering tools.
The new industry research report from Technavio analyzes some of the key drivers and trends responsible for the growth of this market and its sub-segments.
Single machines that enable multiple operations
The increasing demand for enhanced productivity and reduced process time from industries like automotive sector is prompting manufacturers to introduce machine centers that carry out various operations like milling, drilling, facing, and turning. The launch of new technology like 5-axis and 6-axis CNC machines allows end-users to carry out all operations on a single machine. The machine centers need to modify or change the corresponding tool or the software control system during each operation. The multi-function machines are provided with one or more turrets which allow the consumers to use the same turning tools for various functions. The ability to move the spindle in and around the B-axis and to change tools automatically is increasing the demand for turning tools.”