4 Axis CNC Machining
MS Machining has a large number of 4 axis CNC machining centers to produce high quality custom or standard parts, and high volume parts with complex geometries. Over a decade of proven production experience and continuous investment in new equipment and technology has earned the trust of the world’s leading OEM brands to manufacture high-volume critical parts for them. Our state-of-the-art 4-axis linked machining centers are equipped with multi-tool storage, multi-pallet and multi-machine unit methods – increasing production speed, cost efficiency, and qualification rates while ensuring the highest accuracy. MS Machining is a customer service driven precision CNC machining service provider, and our milling services will meet or exceed your machining tolerances and quality requirements.
MS Machining 4 Axis CNC Machining Capabilities Overview
Impellers, turbines, eccentric shafts, multi-faceted, irregular, convex and concave parts
110″ x 110”x90″
Type of raw material
All standard metals, stainless, aluminum, titanium, armor plate, brass, bronze, chromium, copper, gammalloy, Hastelloy, Incoloy, Inconel, Invar, manganese, molybdenum, Monel, nickel, Nitralloy, platinum, powdered metals, Stellite, titanium, Waspaloy, zinc, polymer, new type materials, and many other superalloys.
Castings, forgings, fabricated weldments, billets, bar stock, tubing, and plates
4 axis CNC machining
Boring, grinding, broaching, countersinking, cutting, drilling, facing, hobbing, internal forming, knurling, milling, parting, slotting, profiling, reaming, splining, tapping, threading (external, internal), turning (contouring, forming, taper, straight), thread milling
Automotive, agriculture, food processing, gas and oil, medical equipment, construction, electronic digital and chemical
Doosan, Haas, HNK, Hyundai Wia, Kuraki, Mazak, OKK, Okuma, SNK, and Toyoda
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Everything You Need To Know About 4 Axis CNC Machining
4 axis cnc machining involves the same processes involved in 3-axis machining, where a cutting tool is used to remove material from a piece to create the desired shape and profile. However, in the case of 4 axis cnc machining, milling is performed on an additional axis. A 4 axis cnc machining operates on the X,Y and Z axes like a 3-axis machine, but it also includes rotation around the X-axis, which is called the A-axis. This is the 4th axis that’s added to our machining process. In most cases, the work piece will be rotated to allow for cutting to occur around the B-axis. 4 axis cnc machining is useful when holes and cut-outs need to be made in the side of a piece or around a cylinder. They can provide quick and efficient work based off computer numerical inputs for precise results.
4 axis cnc machining implies that a work piece is processed in the same way it would be with a 3 axis machine, but has an additional rotary movement around the X axis, which is named the A axis. This rotation allows the work piece to be cut around the B axis. This method is beneficial when holes or cuts need to be made on the sides of a work piece. The addition of a fourth axis (A axis) allows a work piece to be automatically flipped over, so the machine can remove material from both sides. 4 axis cnc machining is multi functional and can be used for:
· Intermittent cutting
· Continuous cutting
· Engraving curved surfaces
A 4 axis cnc machining center has a variable speed spindle with raw material clamped directly to the index table or with the aid of a fixture. The spindle assembly moves along the travel columns in unison with the index table to precisely maneuver the work piece and cutting tool to achieve the proper cutting path required for removing material in a subtraction manufacturing process. The 4 axis cnc machining functions pretty much like its 3-axis counterpart. The feed is in a stationary position, and the cutting tool works on it to remove the excess and mold the desired part.
However, as the name indicates, 4 axis cnc machining involves an additional axis apart from the usual X, Y, and Z planes. This extra movement is present in the form of rotation along the X-axis, which forms the fourth plane – the A-axis (horizontally). However, the cutting may also take place along the B-axis (vertically). But since Horizontal Machining is considered more productive than Vertical Machining, the former is more common.