Five Axis Machining And Workholding

Five-axis machining is here to stay and most modern injection mold making shops use it on a daily basis. Finding the right work holding device is critical to success in 5 axis machining.

Five axis machining offers many benefits for injection mold making and is rapidly becoming the norm in CNC milling. One of the problems associated with 5 axis milling is workholding. How do you hold your workpiece to effectively machine 5 sides of the workpiece?

Two of the more common approaches to 5 sided machining are mechanical clamping systems and work holding magnets. It does not make economic sense to invest in a high end 5 axis milling machine and skimp on the work holding. The maximum benefits can realistically only be realized with proper tooling.

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