June 2010 - Pro CNC Buys 5-Axis CNC Mill
Pro CNC has purchased it's first 5-Axis CNC mill which was installed recently The machine is a Haas VF-2 SS with a 5-axis trunnion. The addition of this high speed machining center will allow Pro CNC to offer customers CNC machining services for parts that require complex 5-axis machining. This machine can handle parts weighing up to 80 lbs. and will accommodate a part swing of 17.5". The CNC machine has a 24 position tool changer, a 12,000 RPM spindle, spindle and table probing and high speed machining with look-ahead. Customer demand for parts whose design require five axis milling capability drove the decision to purchase this machine. 5-Axis CNC mills have several advantages over 3 and 4 axis machines. Being able to reach all 5 sides of a part with one workholding is a significant advantage, as is the ability to create complex geometry which is only possible with simultaneous five axis CNC machining such as complex impellers.