At Matrix Precision Engineering we have invested in the latest 5-axis machining technology.

Having purchased a brand new Hurco VMX42SRTi 5-axis / Swivel Head machining centre. This has resulted in Matrix Precision expanding our in-house machining capabilities.

Our 5-axis machine can be utilised in various ways to enable us to supply complex components that need simultaneous 5 axis machining. The advanced control system of the machine allows for direct cad/cam programming along with the ability for DXF file input.

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Also components that are so often machined on 3 or 4 axis machining centres can now be programmed and completed by carrying out 5 sided machining (3 + 2 milling).

5 sided machining completed on our 5 axis machining centre offers the following benefits

  • Reduced set-up times / costs
  • Greater options of machining strategies & work holding
  • Increased accuracy

Typically machined parts that may have required work on multiple sides of the shape would have to be done in stages and mean multiple loading and setting. 5 sided machining means all machining on multiple sides can be completed within a single set-up. This greatly reduces loading & machining times on customer requirements.

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Other notable options we have included in our investment of 5-axis machining are as follows

  • Renishaw tooling / laser probes
  • Renishaw part probe
  • Tool material Library management system
  • DXF file input / Transfer

Having the ability to input CAD DXF files into the Hurco machine control system allows for quick & easy loading of CAD data and geometry of parts. This reduces programming times and potential manual input errors.