Multi-Axis Machining

Multi-axis machining is a manufacturing process where computer-controlled tools are used to manufacture parts out of foam, wood, metal or other materials by milling away excess material.

Typical CNC tools support translation in 3 axes; multi-axis machines also support rotation around one or multiple axes.

Among the many benefits of Multi-Axis Machining are the following:

  • The amount of human labor is reduced, if the piece would otherwise have to be carved manually
  • A better surface finish can be obtained by moving the tool tangentially about the surface.
  • More complex parts can be manufactured, particularly parts with curved holes.