Multi-Axis Milling

For over 50 years, ATD Precision has been providing precision machining services from our state-of-the-art facility in Rochester, NY. Our wide range of machining capabilities and value-added services allow us to deliver various custommachined components and assemblies to several different industries worldwide. As part of our capabilities, we offer multi-axis CNC milling services. Our 3-, 4-, and 5-axis milling machines enable us to create ultraprecise and complex machined parts to meet the specific needs of our customers.

Multi-Axis CNC Milling Centers

Multi-Axis CNC Milling Capabilities

ATD Precision uses advanced horizontal and vertical CNC milling centers to manufacture precise, prismatic components with extremely close tolerances. Our machines are arranged in cells and are equipped with high-capacity tool changers and multiple pallets to maximize production efficiency. Our specific multi-axis CNC milling capabilities include:

  • Close Tolerances. We can hold tolerances as close as 5 microns (0.0002’’) for feature of size and true positions of location as low as 13 microns (0.0005’’).
  • Maximum Milled-Part Specifications. We can mill parts up to 510 mm (20’’) wide x 610 mm (24’’) high x 1016 mm (40’’) long.

Our high-precision CNC milling machines can operate on 3-5 axes simultaneously, with each multi-axis capability determining the type of milling and the kind of parts for which it is best suitable.

  • 3-axis machining. With 3-axis machining, the cutting tool moves along 3 axes (X, Y, Z) to mill the part, moving back to front, up and down, and side to side. 3-axis machining is suitable for milling simple contours, surfaces, and slots.  It is also sufficient for drilling, tapping, reaming, or boring holes.
  • 4-axis machining. 4-axis machining performs the same functions as 3-axis machining but with an additional axis. 4-axis machining adds rotation around the Y-axis. Found on horizontal mills, this rotational axis allows a work-holding pallet to present multiple sides of a part or multiple parts to the cutting tool in the spindle. More complex features, such as spiral slots, can be created when using the 4 axes simultaneously
  • 5-axis machining. 5-axis machining uses the same axes as 4-axis machining but with an additional rotational axis. This multiple rotational and axial movement allows for extreme versatility in positioning and contouring, making it ideal for creating intricate and complex parts for industries such as aerospace, transportation, medical, military, and fluid control.

At ATD Precision, we are pleased to offer multi-axis CNC milling for a broad range of materials, including standard metals, such as aluminum, steel, and stainless steels; exotic and precious metals; and plastic polymers. Out of these materials, we have manufactured a variety of precisionmachined parts, such as:

  • Castings
  • Housings
  • Manifolds
  • Platens
  • Plates

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What is CNC Machining?

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining is an automated manufacturing process that uses a computer with pre-programmed instructions to direct the movements of tools and machinery. This process can be used on virtually all complex machinery such as mills, lathes, and grinders. With multi-axis CNC machining, the tools and workpiece move in three or more directions to remove material from the workpiece to create the desired part. This makes the production of complex, intricate parts quicker, more efficient, and more repeatable.

Advantages of Multi-Axis CNC Machining

Aside from added speed and efficiency, multi-axis CNC machining provides a host of advantages that makes it ideal for numerous industries. 5-axis CNC machining is especially beneficial, with key advantages such as:

  • Ability to machine complex and intricate shapes with a single setup for enhanced productivity
  • Lower fixture costs and less preparation time
  • Increase throughput with shortened lead times
  • Higher part accuracy
  • Ability to use shorter cutting tools for decreased tool vibrations and higher cutting speeds
  • Superior surface finishes and part quality
  • Longer tool lifespan

Multi-Axis CNC Milling from ATD Precision

Multi-axis CNC milling is an excellent way to create highly precise components, regardless of design complexity. At ATD Precision, our multi-axis milling capabilities allow us to deliver extremely accurate parts with enhanced speed and productivity. Our 45,000 square-foot facility houses modern state-of-the-art equipment to ensure high-quality parts for customers in industries such as transportation, aerospace, medical, military, and fluid control.

Along with our multi-axis CNC milling capabilities, we offer other machining services such as CNC turning, Swiss turning, and precision grinding.  We are also equipped to offer complex assembly and secondary, value-added services. We are proud to provide our precision machining services locally, nationally, and globally.

For more information about our multi-axis cnc milling capabilities, contact us today or request a quote to get started on your project.

Specifications

Machining ProcessesMilling
Drilling
Boring
Contour Turning
Form Turning
Taper Turning
Straight Turning
External Threading
Internal Threading
Tapping
Thread Milling
Internal Forming
Knurling
Gear Hobbing
Broaching
Counterboring
Countersinking
Pocketing
Profiling
Reaming
Parting/Cutting
Facing
Spline Cutting
EquipmentEngine Lathe
Turret Lathe
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe
Tracer Lathe
Equipment CapabilitiesComputer Numerical Control (CNC)
Large Swing Lathe
Bar Feed
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Design Services
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Programming Services
Reverse Engineering
Milling
Multi-Spindle (4/5/6/8)
Machinery Axis3
4
5
6
Live Tooling
FixturingThree‐Jaw Chuck
Four‐Jaw Chuck
Pallets
In‐House Fixturing and Tooling
Maximum Part Diameter12 in
Maximum Part Length40 in
Maximum Part Width20 in
Diameter (Outer/Inner) Tolerance (±)0.0001 in
0.0025 m
TolerancePrecision
InspectionCoordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)
Gauges
Inline
Laser
Magnetic
Magnetic Particle
On‐Stream
Parts Sorting
Penetrant
Robotic
Ultrasonic
Video
Visual
Third Party
Materials (Metals)Aluminum
Brass
Bronze Alloys
Carbide
Carbon Steel
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
Lead
Magnesium
Nickel
Stainless Steel
Stellite (Hardfacing)
Tin
Titanium
Tungsten
Zinc
Alloy Steel
Materials (Exotic and Precious Metals)Inconel®
Invar®
Iridium
Kovar®
Molybdenum
Monel®
Niobium
Palladium
Platinum
Silver
Superalloys
Tantalum
Materials (Plastic Polymers)Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Acetal
Acrylic
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics
Nylon
Phenolic
Polyamide‐Imide
Polycarbonate
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
Polyetherimide
Polyethylene
Polyphenylene Sulfide
Polypropylene
Polystyrene
Polysulphone
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
Materials (Other Materials)Ceramic
Fiberglass
Glass
Polyester
Secondary Services OfferedAssembly
Deep Hole Drilling
Threading
Pressing
Welding
Plating
Passivating
Etch and Chromating
Heat Treating
Centerless Grinding
Anodizing
Laser Marking
Metal Finishing
Production VolumePrototype
Low Volume
High Volume
Blanket Orders
Lead TimesQuoted on Job by Job Basis
Rush Services Available

Additional Information

Industry FocusAdvertising
Aerospace
Agricultural and Farming
Architecture
Auto/Truck/Transportation
Automation
Automotive
Biomedical
Biopharmaceutical
Biotechnology
Building and Construction
Chemical
Commercial
Communications
Computer and Electronics
Construction
Consumer Goods
Cosmetics
Cryogenic
Dairy
Dental
Defense Industry
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Electrical
Electronics
Government
Heavy Equipment
Highway Department of Transportation (DOT)
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Hydraulics
Ice Making
Industrial
Injection Molding
Laboratory
Natural Gas (NG)
Machine Tools
Machinery
Manufacturing
Marine
Material Handling and Processing
Medical
Medical Devices
Military
Molding
Municipal
Nano Technology Manufacturing
Oil and Gas Pipeline
Optical
Packaging
Plumbing
Pneumatics
Power Generation Alternative Energy
Printing and Publishing
Process Gases
Pulp and Paper
Pulp Manufacturing
Pumps
Railroad
Robotics
Semiconductor
Specialty Machinery
Telecommunications
Textile
Tool and Die
Transportation
Waste Management
Appliance
Firearms
Food Production
Food Handling
Food Processing
Food and Beverage
Fracking
Genetics
Heavy Truck
Laundry
Liquid Propane
Mining
Nuclear
Petrochemical
Pharmaceutical
Recreational
Retail
Vacuum Electronics
Industry StandardsANSI (American National Standards Institute)
AS (Aerospace Industry Standard)
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
AWS (American Welding Society)
CSA (Canadian Standards Association)
DOT (Department of Transportation)
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
Mil-Spec (Military Specifications)
NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program)
QS (QS is a quality standard developed by the Automotive Industries)
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances (Compliant))
SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
TS (Technical Specifications, used with ISO)
ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations)
EfficiencyLights Out Manufacturing
Lean Manufacturing
File FormatsAlphaCAM (AMD, ATD)
AutoCAD (DWG, DWZ)
BMP (Bit Mapped Graphics)
Catia (CATDrawing,CATPart)
Delcam (DGK, DMT)
DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format)
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI File Format.)
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
IronCAD (ICD, ICS)
JPG or JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
PDES (Product Data Exchange using STEP, Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data. A standard format for exchanging data between advanced CAD and CAM programs.)
PDF (Portable Document Format)
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
SolidEdge (DFT)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)
STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data)
SurfCam (DSN)
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
TurboCAD (TCW, TCX)
Unigraphics (PRT)
SAT (3D ACIS Model File)

 

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