The 5 axis CNC router is designed to deliver high speed and quality cuts for a wide range of materials. These include but are not limited to wood, plastics, non ferrous metals and other composites. The 5 axis CNC router provides various new applications including:
1. Edge trimming of thermoformed plastic, molded plastic and composite parts
The flexibility of the 5 axis Machine creates the ability to provide high quality finishing and edge trimming on many manufactured plastic items.
2. Deep cavity Mold making
On three axes machines deep cavity mold making requires that you have longer tools to be able to reach deep enough. Having longer tools results in the user having to reduce cutting speed to prevent breakage. With the added movement provide by 5 axis machining, shorter tools can be used, and your cutting speed can be increased.
3. Molded plywood chairs and decorative furniture parts
The 5 axis CNC router allows for unique shaping and molding of various materials, allowing you to make your creative and dynamic designs a reality.
4. Detailed 3D carvings
The increase in movement of the cutting tool on the 5 axis CNC router allows it to carve intricate designs into a piece of material. It allows you to capture the fine details of your design in the job you are cutting.
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