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Article: What is a 5 axis CNC router?

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What is a 5 axis CNC router?

5-axis refers to the number of directions in which the tool can move. The CNC five-axis router is based on the four-axis router with an extra axis. On a 5-axis router, the tool moves on the X, Y, and Z linear axes and rotates on the A and B axes for machining. It can machine in five directions simultaneously, expanding the range of types of part geometries you can machine. Five-axis machining can be used for high-tech, high-precision machining of complex surfaces.

Advantages of 5 axis routers

  • The five-axis cnc router has the characteristics of high efficiency and high precision. Five planes can work simultaneously. It is suitable for processing high-precision products, such as auto parts and aircraft structural parts.
  • Different from three-axis routers, when using five-axis routers, many complex parts can be processed on five sides with only one workpiece fixture, which effectively avoids errors caused by installing fixtures.
  • Since there is no need to change the fixture frequently, the error generated by the five-axis router during the machining process is very small, which makes the five-axis machining have the characteristics of high accuracy and high efficiency.


5 axis routers can do more detailed and precise machining, and there is less need for manual repositioning or tool replacement in operation, which can improve your machining efficiency.

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