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Revolutionising Joinery: The Impact of 5-Axis CNC Milling

July 24, 2023
A comprehensive overview of 5-axis CNC milling and how it enhances Sashman’s ability to create intricate and precise parts for our clients.

What is 5-Axis CNC Milling?

5-axis CNC milling, a game-changing robotic technology in the world of joinery, uses five axes of movement to control the position and orientation of the cutting tool and the workpiece. This manufacturing process uses computerised controls and machine tools to remove material layers from a blank workpiece.

In contrast to traditional CNC milling, which uses three axes of movement (X, Y, and Z), 5-axis CNC milling introduces two additional axes (A and B). These extra axes enable the cutting tool to tilt and rotate around the workpiece, facilitating the creation of complex shapes and geometries previously unachievable with conventional 3-axis or 4-axis CNC milling.

The Benefits of 5-Axis CNC Milling

The use of 5-axis CNC milling in your joinery work presents several advantages:

Unparalled Precision: 5-axis CNC milling reduces the number of setups and tool changes required to machine a part, minimising the risk of errors and defects. It delivers tighter tolerances and smoother surface finishes than its conventional counterparts.

Outstanding Efficiency & Cost-effectiveness: By reducing material waste, cutting time, and labour, 5-axis CNC milling enhances the efficiency and productivity of the machining process. It also supports the use of shorter and more rigid cutting tools, reducing vibration and wear.

Superior Flexibility and Creativity: This technology expands your design capabilities, enabling the creation of intricate features like undercuts, holes, curves, angles, and contours. It can also optimise your part design for superior performance, functionality, and aesthetics.

Sashman’s Commitment to Excellence

At Sashman, we specialise in crafting high-quality timber windows using state-of-the-art 5-axis CNC machining technology. Every window we produce is meticulously crafted to meet the highest standards of craftsmanship.

Enlisting Sashman’s Expertise

If you’re in need of expertly made timber windows, Sashman should be your trusted supplier. Contact us today for a quote and enjoy the superior quality of our timber window joinery.

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