5-Axis, Vertical VS Horizontal Machining Centers
December 27, 2010
CNC machining centers come in two basic types; horizontal and vertical. The difference between the two types is the orientation of the spindle. Generally speaking vertical CNC machining centers favor precise work, and are usually your first acquisition due to their relatively low-cost. Horizontal CNC machining centers, on the other hand, lend themselves to production, and can be a higher-end purchase.
Want even more functionality in a CNC machining center? 5-axis CNC machining centers offer great control over production and detail. By adding a rotary element, the piece being machined can rotate along with the tool, making it an all-in-one operation. This saves time and money because only one step is required to fabricate your part as opposed to a multi-step process.
Accomplish any machining process with Gosiger by your side. We carry world renowned Okuma CNC machining centers, as well as Hardinge. Whether you need a horizontal, vertical, or 5 axis CNC machining center; let us help you. Contact us today; expert engineering and knowledgeable financing are waiting for you.