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5 axis milling machine refers to adding two rotation axes to the three common linear axes of X, Y, and Z. Two of the three axes A, B, and C have different motion modes to meet the technical needs of various products.

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What are the advantages of 5 axis milling machine?

  • It can process continuous and smooth free-form surfaces that cannot be processed by 3 3-axis CNC machines or that are difficult to process in one clamping. When processing with 3 3-axis CNC machines, since the posture angle of the tool relative to the workpiece cannot be changed during the processing, it may not be possible to process some complex free-form surfaces. However when processing with a 5-axis milling machine, since the posture angle of the tool/workpiece can be adjusted at any time during the processing, it is possible to avoid interference between the tool and the workpiece and complete the entire processing in one clamping.


  • The 5-axis milling machine can improve the processing accuracy, quality, and efficiency of spatial free-form surfaces. When 3 3-axis CNC machine processes complex curved surfaces, ball-end milling cutters are often used, and the cutters have low cutting efficiency. Due to the tool/workpiece pose angle not being adjusted during the processing, it is difficult to ensure the optimal use of ball-end milling cutters cut at the best cutting point. At that time, not only was the cutting efficiency extremely low, but the quality of the machined surface was seriously deteriorated, and manual repair was often required, so accuracy may be lost. If processed by the 5-axis milling machine, the tool/workpiece pose angle can be adjusted at any time, not only can this situation be avoided, but also milling can be performed by optimizing the tool/workpiece pose angle, obtaining higher cutting efficiency, speed, cutting line width.


  • It is in line with the development direction of machine tools that can complete all or most of the processing of the workpiece in one clamping. Because with the development of science and technology and the improvement of people’s living standards, people have higher requirements for product performance and quality, and the forms are more diverse and personalized. To further improve the performance and quality of products, more and more products are made of whole materials and include many kinds of complex curved surfaces, inclined holes, inclined surfaces, etc. If these parts are completed by the traditional machine or 3-axis CNC machine, it must use multiple machine tools, and multiple positioning and installation. This not only requires a large investment in equipment, takes up a lot of production area, and takes a long production and processing cycle, but also makes it difficult to guarantee accuracy and quality. To solve these problems, it is necessary to develop machine tools that can concentrate the process for high-precision, high-efficiency, and composite processing, to realize that all or most of the processing of the workpiece can be completed in one clamping. This has become a major trend in the development of machine tools today, and 5-axis milling machines equipped with high-speed processing capabilities are fully in line with this trend of development requirements, it may also be the best solution choice.

The 5-axis milling machine system is the only means to solve the processing of impellers, blades, marine propellers, heavy-duty generator rotors, steam turbine rotors, large diesel engine crankshafts, etc. It is a machine tool with high technological content and high precision specially used for processing complex curved surfaces. This machine tool system has a decisive influence on industries such as aviation, military, scientific research, precision instruments, and high-precision medical equipment.

5 axis milling machine

The common applications of 5 axis milling machine system:

  • Aerospace components

The aerospace industry requires parts with organic shapes, contoured edges, and composite shapes. 5 axis milling machine is an ideal technology choice for these parts which are unique and geometrically complex.


  • Medical equipment

When manufacturing medical devices, quality, and precision are high requirements. The high-precision capabilities of the 5-axis manufacturing process help produce implants and devices to meet stringent healthcare requirements.


  • Energy production devices

The energy industries such as solar power systems and power stations often require complex and advanced components. The rapid emergence of 5-axis machining ensures CNC precision machining for specific parts of energy equipment.

DMTC(Shenzhen DMTC Intelligent Technology CO., LTD) factory owns many machines from 3 axes to 5 axsi. We also obtained the certificates of ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D and IATF 16949:2016 for many years. We can make many kinds of complex parts with 5 5-axis milling machines to service all customers in various industries.

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