5 axes milling

The milling process is called 5 AXES when the degrees of movement between the cutting tool and the workpiece are five, irrespective of the spindle axe’s vertical or horizontal orientation.

The machine tool used to carry out 5 axes milling is a vertical or horizontal machining centre which has 5 axes with feeding control. The machine tool for 5 axes milling is able to process five sides of the workpiece during a single operation.