Ultrasophisticated Machining Capability and Cost Savings
Trace-A-Matic conquers complex part manufacturing with state-of-the-art 5-axis CNC machining, backed by decades of experience and unmatched creativity. The 5-axis platform cuts part geometry and complex shapes unachievable by other machining methods, due to the exceptional mobility of workpiece to tool rotational axes. This enhanced 6-sided machining capability increases accuracy by combining several standalone operations, significantly reducing part handling and multiple clamping phases during the process. The spindle head operates in closer proximity to the workpiece, allowing shorter cutting tools with less vibration and deflection, higher cutting speeds, tighter tool moves, and improved surface finishing capability.
Cost savings is another huge benefit of 5-axis technology. Consolidating 3-axis machining and other linear axes operations into a single set-up increases production throughput while reducing cycle time, costly work fixtures, and overall waste. It provides a more efficient and economical solution with faster lead time and production turnaround with outstanding quality.
Whether you seek cost reduction, complex parts machining, or both, Trace-A-Matic is your world-class precision 5-axis machine shop!
Machining Capabilities Summary
Impellers, turbines, eccentric axis, multifaceted, irregular, convex and concave parts
27.5” x 120”
All standard metals, aluminum, gammalloy, Hastelloy, Incoloy, Inconel, Monel, Nitralloy, powdered metals, Stellite, titanium, Waspaloy, all series of stainless steel, and many other superalloys
Castings, forgings, fabricated weldments, billets, and bar stock
Aerospace, Defense, Food Processing, Heavy Equipment, Medical Equipment, Military, Mining, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, and Transportation
DMG Mori and Mazak - Please refer to our Equipment List for specific 5-axis information and capabilities.
5-Axis CNC Machine Overview
A 5-axis machining center has a variable speed tool spindle head with a multidirectional rotary axes orientation. Raw material clamps into an indexing chuck or to a table. The spindle head assembly moves along the travel columns in unison with the chuck or index table to precisely maneuver the workpiece and cutting tool to achieve the proper cutting path required for removing material. 5-axis machines lend themselves to fewer set-ups, infinite geometry cutting, excellent chip management, and repeatable high precision machining. Like standard milling and turning computer numerical control operations, this is a subtractive manufacturing process.
5-Axis Machine Anatomy
- Rotary Spindle Head - Variable speed spindle holds rotating cutting tool which travels on the Y-axis (front to back) and rotates on the B-axis
- Cutting Tool - Machine tools cut material from the workpiece to form a part - subtractive manufacturing
- Traveling Columns - The Z-axis (left to right) and X-axis (top to bottom) columns the rotary spindle head and tooling travel upon
- Main Spindle - Main chuck holding workpiece which rotates on the C-axis up to 2,500 RPMs and able to travel on Z-axis
- Sub-Spindle - Secondary chuck holding workpiece which revolves on the C-axis up to 2,500 RPMs and able to move on Z-axis
- CNC Control Panel - The interface a machinist uses to program and control how a CNC machine operates
Planetary Carrier Components
5-Axis CNC Programming
Aluminum Pump Body
Complex Part Machining