Five-Axis Technology: Does it Make Sense for Your Shop?


Gibbs and Associates has announced that the company will collaborate with Gardner Business Medias’ Modern Machine Shop (sister publication to PM) to present a free webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern time (11 a.m. Pacific) on October 16. Registration information and system requirements are on the Modern Machine Shop webinar page.

The webinar will demonstrate many of the significant advantages of five-axis machining, including both cost and time savings, with a direct impact to a shop’s bottom line. The webinar will cover a variety of scenarios, from parts with extremely complex shapes requiring full five-axis motion in order to machine all required areas of the part, to parts that benefit from five-axis positioning and can be machined in a single setup with greater accuracy and in less time. Multitasking machines and how they can also make use of five-axis machining in conjunction with conventional milling and turning operations will be discussed.

Topics to be covered in this webinar include:

  •         Overview of five-axis machining
  •         Primary types of five-axis machines
  •         Benefits of five-axis machining
  •         Various applications for five-axis machining
  •         Five-axis programming techniques