Simultaneous 5-axis CNC Machining

Simultaneous 5-axis CNC Machining

Simultaneous 5-axis  CNC machining is a trend in the field of rapid prototyping and is becoming more and more popular.DDPROTOTYPE is one of China’s leading rapid prototyping manufacturers, with 15 years of mature prototype machining experience. Our machinist is the “” database “” of CNC machining and can provide a range of prototyping to mass production solutions. In 2018, DDPROTOTYPE invested two HAAS UMC750, five-axis simultaneous machining equipment from the United States.

5-axis CNC machining has brought great convenience to DDPROTOTYPE, improved CNC machining efficiency, and the precision of machining can reach 0.005mm. Of course, more and more customers rely on DDPROTOTYPE, which is our responsibility and proud of it.Now, DDPROTOTYPE summarizes some experiences and shares them with everyone.


While purchasing advanced equipment, we also purchased the corresponding 5-axis CNC machining software. We can control the tool path in all directions during processing, and can check the tool path for collision. At the same time, it also has a very friendly user interface.

Choose from a wide variety of cutting strategies from the most complete library of 5-axis simultaneous cutting strategies, allowing you to cut instantly.



1 Supports collision check of tool shaft and tool holder. When a collision is detected, alternative tool paths are generated to avoid related collisions. The 5-axis simultaneous machining machine simulation provides a complete tool and tool holder collision check function.

2 Each five-axis simultaneous machining strategy provides a variety of control options for tool path control of tool path in / out, machining process, and collision check.

3 Both the cutting tool path and the advance and retreat tool paths have related interference checks. You can use different cutting tool strategies according to the different lengths of the continuous tool path. When generating a continuous knife path, we can change the speed of the continuous knife to make the tool smoother when cutting into the part! It also controls the angle of the tool axis of the related advance and retreat tool path, so that the final generated tool path can be completely controlled.

5 axis cnc machining

For 5-axis simultaneous machining, such as side-edge milling, high-low impeller machining, pipe bending, 5-axis contour machining, multi-axis drilling, and conversion to high-speed milling.
In the process of pipe bending, DDPROTOTYPR mechanics will follow the milling tool path related to the shape of the pipe.
Five-axis linkage uses advanced tool axis control, which can provide unlimited tool control angles.
In the process of finishing multi-curved surfaces, the tool can be made perpendicular to the related surfaces to produce smooth finishing paths.

DDPROTOTYPE mechanics provide multiple cutting increments for multi-channel roughing technology through advanced software and are perpendicular to the tool. Options include borders and reduce stock. Supports collision check of tool shaft and tool holder. When a collision is detected, alternative tool paths are generated to avoid related collisions. The 5-axis simultaneous machining machine simulation provides a complete tool and tool holder collision check function. Using 3D simulation diagrams, a comprehensive collision check was completed.

Introduce the operation of 5-axis simultaneous machining

CNC machining for Multi-blade impeller 

When machining multi-blade impellers, DDPROTOTYPE mechanics can easily control the tool paths produced by impellers and rotor blades. Rough machining and finishing of impellers have multiple machining strategies to process these complex shapes. The multi-blade impeller part machining function is only used in some production workshops. This machining strategy is mainly aimed at the different settings of such parts to generate the necessary tool paths.


Pipe bending

Pipe bending mainly uses standard tools or baseball knives to make simple and easy-to-use machining of tapered pipes. When the whole tool is being processed, the tool will be checked for collision. At the same time, roughing and finishing strategies are also provided for the corresponding castings or blanks.

5-axis contour machining

In the 5-axis contour machining strategy, the tool is processed along the 3D driving curve. When the tool axis is automatically calibrated according to the defined tilt line, the designer of DDPROTOTYPE will chamfer the part or optimize the 5-axis linkage tool path. Trimming.

Multi-axis roughing

The new multi-axis roughing can be used for roughing of open grooves. By specifying the bottom, side, and top faces, constraints on the roughing toolpath can be determined. Two strategies are available: matrix offset and adaptive thickening.



Rotary machining

The new rotary machining strategy is generally used for parts processed on four-axis machine tools, such as rotary mold parts, bottle molds, cores and electrodes. And the calculation of the tool path is directly based on the model itself, without the need to choose a winding 2D contour.


Multi-axis drilling

The designer of DDPROTOTYPE uses the automatic drilling identification function in the software, and then quickly generates a drilling, tapping or boring processing cycle for the corresponding hole position, no matter which direction the hole is facing. Advanced multi-axis drilling, tilt and collision check strategies can be set in multi-axis drilling to provide complete tool path control.