5 Axis CNC Machining

5 Axis Engraving in Acrylic Engineering Plastic

5 Axis Engraving in Acrylic Engineering Plastic

At Thompson Precision, we use a combination of 3 Axis and 5 Axis CNC Machines to create complex milled parts at speed from a wide range of materials in low volume, quickly and efficiently. Using 5 Axis CNC Machines is often a more efficient method of manufacturing difficult parts with multiple angled features – contact us today to see how 5 Axis CNC Machining could speed up your machining project.

We have the capacity to cope with miniature complex components right up to large parts with the most complicated geometry. We specialise in 1 off and low volume difficult to make components delivered in the shortest possible lead time. We can also support larger volumes when required as our 5 Axis CNC Machining centres are the latest ultra-fast generation of machines suitable for high production rates.

Machining complex components is often time-consuming and can involve sacrificing perfection – the more difficult the part, the more likely something is going to be slightly out of alinement. One way Thompson Precision avoids these problems is by utilising 5 Axis CNC Machining Centres – these milling machines move a machining tool along 5 different axes simultaneously. This means less complicated setups for the machinist to re-orientate the component and allows complex parts to be machined much more easily and accurately, as there is no need to move the component during machining.

Our expert engineers use 5 Axis CNC Machines to mill aluminium, steel, titanium, copper, brass, engineering plastics and many more materials into complex shapes quickly. Our regular customers include blue-chip companies in the Scientific, Motorsport, Aerospace and Medical sectors as well as many others – for more information visit our Sectors page.

5 Axis CNC for Complex Models

5 Axis Machining of Complex Valve from Solid 316 Stainless

5 Axis Machining of Complex Valve from Solid 316 Stainless

5 Axis Machining is often used to complete complex prototypes or low-volume parts quickly – one example of a recent 5 Axis Machined low-volume part was the complicated valve housing (pictured) machined from solid stainless steel 316 billet. We regularly machine components from solid billet for a range of sectors, as they are often considerably stronger than pieces made from multiple parts – using 5 Axis CNC Machining means we can speed up the manufacturing process by cutting down setup time and machine features on different faces in the same programme.

Extruder Screw 5 Axis CNC from Stainless 316

Extruder Screw 5 Axis CNC from Stainless 316

Speeding up the process of manufacturing complex precision parts, 5 Axis CNC Milling has revolutionised the industry. It also permits designers to consider designs that were previously impossible or un-economical to produce and to use superior material that can be produced in solid billet rather than casting processes with all the associated drawbacks. I

 

mpellors, Extruder Screws, Turbine Blades and Propellers with the most demanding geometry can be machined from any solid material that can be processed with high performance carbide cutters. Virtually any shape and geometry is possible.

With large and small 5 Axis CNC Machines, Thompson Precision will always strive to get your project completed quickly, accurately and to our customers high standards. We aim to always respond to quotes within 24 hours, and we can often fast-track projects to have them completed in a matter of days.

For more information on how we can use 5 Axis CNC Machining to manufacture your complex component, contact us today on 01277 365500 or email [email protected].