The Benefits That Multiaxis Machining Provides

August 26, 2019
The Benefits That Multiaxis Machining Provides

When looking to manufacture components, sometimes the tooling at your disposal is required to move in ≥4 axes. In this situation, multiaxis machines are employed as they allow for manufacture of these elements in a multitude of axes, allowing for a host of advantages that we will touch upon later.  

While multiaxis machines were originally hand operated via levers that rested on cam plates, the advent of scalable CNC machining allowed machining shops in Toronto, at any scale, to integrate multiaxis machining into their capabilities.

So, why exactly are multiaxis machines becoming a staple in machining shops?

We will be encapsulating, in this piece, some of the advantages machining shops in Toronto have seen throughout their usage of multiaxis machines:


Reduction in Lead Time

Admired for their diminished setup requirements for specific parts, the increase in efficiency demonstrated in multiaxis machines helps keep unwarranted custom fixturing for secondary operations at bay.

The manufacturing process required for most parts can be conducted in one to two setups through multiaxis machines which can avoid costly and time-inefficient fixturing. This reduced need for fixturing also helps in another capacity…


Increased Accuracy

Misalignment within a machining environment can jeopardise an entire production run (depending on the tolerances to be adhered to). This risk exponentially increases as you move a workpiece between fixtures, allowing stacked errors to occur between machined surfaces.

Not only does the reduced need for fixturing help in this regard, multiaxis machines help adhere to accuracy standards by being equipped with precise, rigid, short, and high-speed cutters.


Consistently Smooth Finishes

The shorter cutting tools that can be implemented in a multiaxis machine allow for a machining process that results in a repeatedly smooth surface finish. This is because of the diminished vibration and tool deflection that occurs as a result of these cutting tools.

Additionally, longer servicing times between tools are commonly reported in multiaxis machines due to the ability to tilt them to engage a specific area on the workpiece, resulting in a more optimal cutting position.

The multiaxis machining that we house at our machine shop in Toronto, such as our HAAS VF Series CNC Mill Centers, are just one of the many outstanding technologies we employ here at RWD Tool and Machine Ltd.


Our 15,000 sq. ft. machine shop in Toronto has been outfitted so that we remain steadfast in our capacity to provide our clients with the best custom machining and assembly for over 40 years. Put our mettle to the test by getting in touch for fabrication assistance surrounding your project.