5-Axis Technology: Does It Make Sense for Your Shop?

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 5:00 AM

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron (NASDAQ: CIMT) company, today announced  that the company will collaborate with Gardner Publications' Modern Machine Shop to present a free webinar at 2:00 P.M. Eastern time (11:00 A.M. Pacific) on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Registration information and system requirements are on the Modern Machine Shop webinar page.

The webinar will demonstrate many of the significant advantages of 5-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 5-axis motion in order to machine all required areas of the part, to parts that benefit from 5-axis positioning and can be machined in a single setup with greater accuracy and in less time.  Multi-Task machines (MTM) and how they can also make use of 5-axis machining in conjunction with conventional milling and turning operations will be discussed.

Topics to be covered in this webinar include:

  • Overview of 5-axis machining 
  • Primary types of 5-axis machines
  • Benefits of 5-axis machining
  • Various applications for 5-axis machining
  • 5-axis programming techniques