For the development of new parts and components for new types of equipment and systems, having the ability to create and design what is needed is the first step. Equally important is the ability to know how to manufacture the part in a way that is precise, cost-effective and that enhances the life cycle and durability of the part or component.
One option to consider for highly complex parts is the use of multi axis turning. This is a specialized process that can be used to create high levels of precision for parts that are typically used in medical and dental devices, for aerospace applications and for parts and components where a high tolerance and the ability to meet rigorous quality control standards is critical.
Large and Small Parts
Most people associate multi axis turning with the production of small parts. This was historically the case with the original multi axis systems, the Swiss turning machines, developed to make the tiny parts require to produce highly precise Swiss timepieces.
Today, with CNC technology and advancements in equipment, the same processes can be used on parts that are very small and those that are much larger for a wider range of applications.
Speed of Production
The big advantage to using a multi axis turning systems is that the workpiece can remain in the same machine and be shaped using multiple tools. These tools are on different axis and can include cutting, threading, shaping and turning to produce an identical part time and time again.
Without the use of the multi axis system, the workpiece has to be moved to different equipment to complete the process. This not only increased the time to complete the part but it also can lead to irregularities in parts that may not be precisely loaded into the equipment.
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