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How to choose materials for five-axis CNC machining? -KANOU
2024-02-22

How to choose materials for five-axis CNC machining? -KANOU


How to choose materials for five-axis CNC machining? -KANOU


Five-axis CNC machining technology has the flexibility of five coordinate axes and is widely applicable to various materials such as metal alloys and plastics. It is especially good at processing complex curved surfaces and three-dimensional structures. Its multi-angle cutting characteristics improve material utilization, reduce waste generation, and are also superior in processing hard materials. In aerospace, automotive, medical equipment and other fields, five-axis CNC machining has become an indispensable key technology in precision manufacturing by improving production efficiency and accuracy.


What materials can be processed by five-axis CNC?


Five-axis CNC machining technology is widely applicable to various materials, including metal alloys (such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel, titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys), composite materials (such as carbon fiber composite materials, glass fiber composite materials), plastics (such as polyethylene , polypropylene, polyurethane), high-hardness materials (such as superhard alloys, ceramics), precision casting materials (such as aluminum alloy castings, magnesium alloy castings), thermoplastic materials (such as nylon, polyester) and other engineering plastics and hard plastics and rubber etc. The multi-material applicability of five-axis CNC machining technology makes it ideal for processing a variety of complex parts.


How to choose materials for five-axis CNC machining? -KANOU



How should these materials be selected?


Selecting materials suitable for five-axis CNC machining requires consideration of many factors, including the material's properties, hardness, processing characteristics, etc., such as the following aspects:


Hardness: Five-axis CNC machining is especially suitable for materials with higher hardness, such as titanium alloys, stainless steel, etc. This is because five-axis machine tools can use more reasonable tool paths to reduce the collision between the tool and the workpiece, improve tool life, and thus process hard materials more effectively.


Complexity: If the parts have complex curved surfaces or three-dimensional structures, five-axis CNC machining can handle these geometries more flexibly, so it is more suitable for the processing of complex parts.


Cutting Performance: Choose materials with good cutting properties to ensure high-quality surface finish and contour accuracy during five-axis CNC machining. Free-cutting materials such as aluminum alloys are often a better choice.


Thermal conductivity: For applications that require maintaining a stable temperature, choosing materials with good thermal conductivity, such as copper or aluminum, can help prevent temperature changes during processing from affecting part quality.


Cost: Consider the impact of material costs on overall production costs. Sometimes, depending on the requirements of the part, it may be more economical to choose a material with relatively good performance but relatively low cost.


Material workability: Consider the material's workability, including ease of fixing, clamping and cutting, to ensure a smooth machining process.


End use: Consider the end use and performance requirements of the part and select materials that meet these requirements to ensure that the part will meet the needs of the actual application.


How to choose materials for five-axis CNC machining? -KANOU


How to choose a qualified five-axis CNC processing manufacturer?


Choosing a qualified five-axis CNC processing manufacturer is an important part of ensuring the success of the project. First, you’ll want to consider their experience and expertise to see if they have a track record of success in your desired field. Secondly, make sure they have advanced equipment and technology and pay attention to the manufacturer's quality control system. At the same time, understand their production cycle and delivery time to ensure that the project can be completed on time. Check out customer reviews to learn about other customers’ experiences, which can be helpful in assessing their reliability. Finally, communicate with manufacturers to understand their cooperation methods and communication skills, and establish a good cooperative relationship. By taking these factors into consideration, you can choose a suitable five-axis CNC machining manufacturer with greater confidence to ensure the success of your project.


If you are looking for a five-axis CNC machining factory, please choose KANOU! Our email: musk.lyu@kanougroup.com Phone: +86 188 2025 7979!


FAQ:


What are the advantages of five-axis machining?


Five-axis machining has obvious advantages over traditional three-axis machining, mainly reflected in multi-axis motion, high precision, reducing the number of equipment switching times, processing complex parts, improving production efficiency, saving costs and reducing tool usage. Its multi-axis flexibility and high-precision performance make it ideal for handling complex-shaped parts and increasing production efficiency.


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