Over fifteen years ago, we made 5-axis a priority-both the engineering of the machine and the development of the control technology-because we determined that the transition to 5-sided machining would be the most efficient way for our customers to instantly increase their profit margins. Similar to the transition from manual machining to CNC machining, the transition to 5-sided machining will dictate your future success.
Watch the video below to discover which one of our 5-Axis machine models powered by WinMax® will make your shop more profitable.
Watch the video on the left to discover which one of our 5-Axis machine models powered by WinMax® will make your shop more profitable.
Margins are tight in the metalworking business, so how do you get ahead? See how you can make more money with 5-axis by using our 5-Axis ROI worksheet.
A rigid machine that is fully compatible with all CAD/CAM packages for simultaneous 5-axis machining with complete Fanuc integration is a minimum requirement for complex simultaneous 5-axis parts. Hurco has all that and more. We have control features that optimise CAM programs to reduce the file size, improve surface finish, and reduce cycle time. Additionally, you'll appreciate the fast processing speed and generous 4GB of RAM.
Even if you don't require simultaneous 5-axis right now, a Hurco 5-axis machining center will immediately increase the profit margin of the parts you currently manufacture on a 3-axis machining center. Switching from 3-axis to 5-sided machining on a Hurco 5-axis machining center is seamless because our control is equipped with powerful conversational programming features for 5-sided and no CAM system needed. You program right at the machine. It is the easiest, most intuitive interface on the planet.
The swivel head / rotary table 5-axis machines (SR style) can handle heavier parts than the trunnion style 5-axis machines. Since the swivel head tilts the tool, you don't need to worry about tool interference with the machine's spindle head on the SR machines. Additionally, the SR design gives you more versatility because of the large table size. You can add a vice and use the extra table space to finish the sixth side of the part or do 3-axis work.
Premium components, such as oversized linear rails, high accuracy encoders, and an integral spindle, result in a rigid and reliable 5-axis mill you can count on for the most complex applications.
degrees compared to the swivel head's +92 degrees. The trunnion style gives you a larger work volume than a swivel head 5-axis mill because you don't need to compensate for the space used by the swivel head with the tool attached. The trunnion 5-axis also gives you more torque at low rpm. If you are new to 5-axis, some customers find this configuration beneficial because the approach to the part is similar to 3-axis machining-you are simply machining more sides at one time in a linear fashion.
As with all Hurco machining centers, you have the peace of mind that it is constructed to promote rigidity and accuracy with oversized linear rails mounted to the shoulder, dual wound spindles with ceramic bearings, pre-loaded and stretched ball screws that are also anchored to the Z-axis, and high accuracy encoders.