13 Sep Cost Saving of Multi-Axis Machining
Reducing engineering and part production costs is a vital element of remaining competitive. Savvy companies constantly review their methods to ensure they’re taking full advantage of ever-changing technology. Taking advantage of multi-axis machining for part production is a prime example of this – a CNC method that can perform multiple functions in a single setup.
This is especially relevant in the production of highly intricate parts that require laborious processes with a historically high flaw ratio, such as those commonly needed in the following industries:
- Major infrastructure
The accuracy and precision of multi-axis machining are achieved through a combination of cutting-edge software that defines how a combination of cutting and turning tools work within the machine. This results in a dramatically shorter process when compared to other machining methods. But the advantages don’t stop there. From the cost-saving aspect to environmental benefits, multi-axis machining is fast becoming the preferred approach for engineered parts and products.
5 Main Reasons to Get Turned onto Multi-Axis Machining
There are 5 main ways that multi-axis machining can positively impact a company’s bottom line.
- Improved accuracy: Thanks to being driven by highly advanced software, once the design has been created and implemented, parts are produced with uniform accuracy with little to no risk of flawed production. This is highly beneficial, as it reduces the (often substantial) costs associated with inaccuracies and reworking over time. For companies that sell parts, it also increases customer confidence in the quality of their purchases, with an extremely low risk of a sub-standard component entering the supply chain.
- Increased efficiency: Being able to perform multiple functions in a single operation dramatically reduces workload. In turn, this makes part creation far faster than those produced by single-function machines. This provides a combination of benefits – the speed at which the parts are delivered, and that the factory can, therefore, produce more parts. Together, these equal lower production costs for the end user.
- Automated part production: Once programmed, multi-axis machining is fully automated. This lowers labour costs, which results in a lower cost-per-part price for the customer.
- Reduced waste materials: The precision of the process reduces waste – often on a pretty dramatic scale. The benefits of this are three-fold. 1) More of the raw material goes into the making of the parts, rather than being wasted. 2) Disposal costs are reduced and 3) an improved environmental impact as less wasted product goes to be recycled or into landfill.
- Speed and flexibility: Parts are produced faster, increasing the ability to quickly order and produce more designs when needed. This is thanks to a faster setup time and longer run times without the need for shutdowns to carry out any manual adjustments.
The benefits of multi-axis machining can be enjoyed by companies of all sizes. SMEs, in particular, can take advantage of the advanced precision machining on offer from WA-based experts, Sixde. Whatever your CNC machining needs, our design team works with you to implement the most accurate and cost-efficient methods. Whether it’s for a one-off run of specialist parts or large-scale, repeat needs, Sixde is one of Australia’s leading precision machining names that serves small and large businesses across Australia. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.