Query by tommytucker: In a vertical mill (5 axis) does the additional two axis rotate the tool cutter against the material or vice versa?
im confused, is a vertical mill that uses five axis a positional five centre machining centre???
and how do the additional 2 axis operate? a image diagram would be so helpful thanks 😀
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Answer by A!
i can only suggest the other two is the rotational positioning of the element as on a turntable/dividing head
CNC machines can exist in practically any of the types of manual machinery, like horizontal mills. The most advanced CNC milling-machines, the multiaxis machine, add two more axes in addition to the three typical axes (XYZ). Horizontal milling machines also have a C or Q axis, permitting the horizontally mounted workpiece to be rotated, essentially permitting asymmetric and eccentric turning. The fifth axis (B axis) controls the tilt of the tool itself. When all of these axes are utilized in conjunction with each other, very complicated geometries, even organic geometries such as a human head can be produced with relative ease with these machines. But the talent to plan such geometries is beyond that of most operators. As a result, five-axis milling machines are virtually usually programmed with CAM.
With the declining cost of computers and open source CNC software program, the entry price of CNC machines has plummeted.
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