For customers of precision parts, two-axis cutting is the easiest and cheapest, and is mainly used for any type of 2D contour cutting. This kind of complicated cutting process has relatively low requirements on the processing plant of mechanical parts. General CNC precision machining enterprises can undertake orders for two-axis machining, and the competition is relatively fierce.
For more contoured precision parts, three-axis cutting is required, where the tool or stock moves simultaneously in the X, Y, and Z axes. Compared with two-axis cutting, three-axis cutting has one more up and down direction. In CNC precision machining, the direction of the cutting tool remains unchanged during the movement along the entire cutting path, but the cutting state is difficult to achieve perfection in real time.
Therefore, for more complex precision parts, it is very important to have a mechanical parts processing factory that can do five-axis machining. With five-axis machining, more complex parts can be manufactured in a cost-effective manner. In five-axis cutting, the tool and stock move simultaneously in five ways. Five-axis machining reduces the number of setups required, enables faster cutting speeds, uses better toolpaths, and produces better surface finishes.