Jergens Manufacturing Efficiency Blog
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Five-axis machining centers are expensive compared to three axis machines. For shops to get value out of these machines, it's particularly important to be efficient in the ways work is set up. One aspect of that efficiency is change-over time. Workholding product supplier Jergens Inc. specializes in this; the company is known for its "Ball-Lock" quick-change system. However, another workholding requirement for effective five-axis machining is that it allow the tool to reach features, faces and surfaces from many directions. Clamps that obscure or cover the part prevent five-axis machines from achieving all they can. Jergens says its new 5-Axis Workholding System aims to bring the same quick-change concepts...
It was evident at the recent IMTS show in Chicago that 5 Axis machining is rapidly becoming the norm instead of an exception. l felt like a kid in the candy store as I walked the show. Most CNC machine tool builders offer several models of multiaxis machines and the capabilities of these machines are truly amazing. They combine seemingly contradictory traits smooth motion, rigidity, speed and precision. There is a machine to suit any budget and if a dedicated 5-axis machine is out of one's reach, there are many third party single and dual rotary devices available enabling you to instantly turn your 3-axis machine into....