A 5 axis machine is the right choice when you need to machine complicated parts on multiple sides. A 5 axis machine can cut 5 of the 6 sides of a cubic shaped part with a single setup, saving a ton of time. For an overview of 5 axis machining, see our blog post here. Note that 5 axis machining is not for beginners. However, this machine can be used as a 3 axis machine by leaving the trunion (A axis) and platter (C axis) assembly unistalled. The Z stage can be mounted at different heights on the column to allow for more or less spindle to table clearance.
Because of the uniqueness and complexity of 5 axis parts, you must provide your own custom workholding solutions for attaching 5 axis parts to the rotational platter. There are a series of tapped holes in the platter than can be used to attach parts directly or to attach a fixturing device.
The machine will come with a Linux CNC control computer pre-loaded with the 5 axis profile, keyboard, and mouse. You must provide a monitor. You can not use a different computer to operate the machine. The control computer is for control only and does not have CAD/CAM (design and toolpathing) software installed. Pleasure be sure you have access to 5 axis capable CAM software. Fusion 360 is available to hobbyists and start-ups for free. Commercial users that don’t qualify must pay for Fusion 360 or another 5 axis CAM package. We will provide a Fusion 360 post processor file for LinuxCNC customized to this machine’s characteristics that defines important parameters such as the maximum tilt ranges, preferred trunnion tilt directions, and rotational axis designation. We do not provide post-processor customization for any other CAM package.
X Travel: 23.5”
Y Travel: 18”
Z Travel 5.75”
A Travel: 280 Degrees
C Travel: 359 Degrees
Motor Frame: NEMA 23
Spindle: 2HP, 3600-24000 RPM with Variable Frequency Drive, ER11 Collet, Water Cooled
Multi-Axis Style Style: Trunnion Table (A) with Rotational Platter (C).
Trunnion Width: 13”/15.75” (Excluding space taken by C Axis drive motor/ C Axis Motor Removed)
Platter Width: 7”
Trunnion and Platter Removable for 3 Axis Operation: Yes
Z Stage Bottom to Platter Maximum: 9.25” (Z Stage has 3 mounting positions to column)
Z Stage Bottom to Platter Minimum: 4.75” (Z Stage has 3 mounting positions to column)
Maximum Workpiece Size on Platter: 8”x8”x6”
Capable of Continuous 5 Axis: Yes
Capable of 4 or 5 Axis Indexing: Yes
X/Y Drive and Bearings: 20mm Supported Bearing Shafts with 16mm Ball Screw
Z Drive and Bearings: 20mm Linear Shaft with 16mm Ball Screw
A/C Drive and Bearings: Radial Bearings and Timing Belt with Tensioner on C Axis
X Maximum Traverse Rate: 125 inches per minute
Y Maximum Traverse Rate: 100 inches per minute
Z Maximum Traverse Rate 90 inches per minute
A Maximum Traverse Rate: 220 degrees/second
C Maximum Traverse: 360 degrees/second
XYZ Resolution: 0.00025”
A Resolution: 0.037 degree
C Resolution: 0.074 degree
Handwheels on X, Y, and Z
Homing on X, Y, and Z: Yes
Homing on A and C: No
Input Power Requirement: 120VAC
Approximate Weight: 210 pounds
Overall Dimensions: 39” wide x 34.5” deep x 31” tall
Control Computer: Refurbished desktop running customized 5 Axis LinuxCNC profile
Material Capabilities: Wood, Plastic, Light work in Brass, Aluminum, other Soft Metals
Warranty: 180 days parts
Percentage Assembled: 90%
Ships: Freight, Crated. Requires forklift or lift gate to unload from truck.
FREIGHT MUST BE QUOTED ON THIS ITEM. CONTACT SALES@MILLRIGHTCNC.COM FOR A FREIGHT QUOTE. IF YOU CHECK OUT VIA THE WEBSITE WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO ADJUST AND COLLECT FOR THE ACTUAL COST. SHIPPING CAN RANGE FROM $175 TO $1300 DEPENDING ON YOUR LOCATION AND TRUCKING ACCESS.