About 20 years ago, shops were wondering why they should switch from manual mills to CNC. The scenario for investing in 5-axis machining technology is similar. Those who didn’t switch to CNC eventually got left behind. With any business, investing in the latest technology is a requirement to stay on top and compete effectively.
Often, there seems to be confusion due to the term “5-axis” machining centre. Shops think they don’t have 5-axis work. Every shop has work that would benefit from a 5-axis machine because a 5-axis machining centre facilitates 5-sided machining. So, even if you don’t have simultaneous 5-axis work, such as impellers or turbines, the parts you are