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Gosiger Explains 5-Axis Machining Advantages at IMTS 2012

May 24, 2012

Demystifying 5-Axis 3In your travels around McCormick Place for IMTS 2012 (September 10 – 15) be sure to visit the Gosiger, Inc. and Okuma booths. In either location you’ll find Gosiger applications experts ready to talk about all of your manufacturing needs including 5-axis machining.

Also referred to as universal machining, 5-axis machining offers significant ways to increase productivity even if you don’t perform 5-axis simultaneous machining. The fact is that 60% of parts are only machined on 5 sides, so by using a 5-axis machining center you can completely machine a part in one cycle, often without any special fixtures, and with no costly operator intervention. On the other hand, a CNC machine tool without 5-axis capability typically requires multiple special fixtures and considerable operator time to move the part from one machine to another and set up the parts in between machining cycles.

By eliminating special fixtures and using one, 5-axis machine instead of several CNC machine tools, you’ll save valuable floor space and considerable equipment and maintenance investment. You’ll also significantly reduce operator costs.

Okuma has a wide range of 5-axis machines available to fit every requirement, including the super compact Millac 33TU Vertical Machining Center, the Millac 1000VH for large work pieces, and the Multus series of intelligent multitasking machines that incorporate Okuma’s Thermal-Friendly Concept and Collision Avoidance System. 

Gosiger has the application experience and engineering know-how to help you find the best 5-axis machining solution for your unique requirements. Can’t wait until September to learn more about 5-axis machining? Just contact Gosiger, Inc. for all the details.