At Matrix Precision Engineering we have invested in the latest 5-axis machining technology.
Having acquired Hurco VMX42SRTi 5-axis / Swivel Head machining centres, this has resulted in Matrix Precision expanding our in-house machining capabilities.
Our 5-axis machines 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.
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.
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.