Five-axis milling is undoubtedly one of the most challenging tasks in milling. This supreme machining discipline requires not only extensive expertise, but also the right application. The results that can be achieved with five-axis milling are staggering. It opens up completely new possibilities in the production of complex components that would be very difficult or impossible to implement using other manufacturing processes. Five-axis milling achieves results of the highest accuracy and quality in the most efficient manner, which are also impressive in terms of cost.
When it comes to machining free-form surfaces with the best surface quality and shape and dimensional accuracy, five-axis milling uses relatively short and therefore extremely stable tools. This is an enormous advantage, especially for materials that are difficult to machine, such as titanium, lead-free copper alloys or high-alloy steels. In many cases, the freedom offered by the tool enables the finish machining of complex components in just one clamping.
Thanks to the free geometric orientation of the tool axis, significantly shorter machining times can be achieved than with conventional . Entire work steps, such as repeated reclamping, are eliminated. However, the main prerequisite for optimum results is perfect coordination between tools and the programming system. This achieves high productivity with maximum accuracy in five-axis milling, so that the throughput time within the process chain is enormously reduced, while lower unit costs can also be realised.
Five-axis milling is now indispensable for many industries, for example in medical technology, the aerospace sector, precision mechanics, mould making or even in automotive production. The increasing requirements for complex components therefore require a manufacturing process that can meet these challenges. With five-axis milling, however, it is not only the technology that is the key to success. Without a professional team that has an enormous amount of expert knowledge, perfect results are not possible even with this sophisticated manufacturing process. Mecha AG therefore relies on the continuous training of its employees.