With their capacity to carry out intricate milling and machining operations on five axes simultaneously, 5-axis machining centres have completely changed the metalworking sector. In comparison to conventional 3-axis machines, these cutting-edge machines provide simultaneous 5-axis machining, increased accuracy, more adaptability, and less tool wear. 5-axis machining centres enable the production of complex geometries, multi-sided components, and higher surface finishes in a single setup by removing the need for several setups and part repositioning.

5-axis machining centres are excellent in producing components with complicated geometries, such as turbine blades, orthopaedic implants, and complex automotive parts, making them ideal for sectors like aerospace, automotive, medical, and energy. When thinking about purchasing one, it is important to carefully examine variables including machine size, spindle power, tool capacity, and control system.

 

 

 

Mazak Variaxis 630 “T” Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2008

Axis X 630 mm
Axis Z 600 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 765 mm
Type Vertical
CNC

Spinner U5-620 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2009

Axis X 620 mm
Axis Z 460 mm
CNC
Axis Y 520 mm
Type Vertical
Type of axis Tilting bed

DECKEL MAHO DMU 70VL Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2000

Axis X 710 mm
Axis Z 520 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 520 mm
Type Vertical
CNC Heidenhain TNC 430

Huron EX10C Machining center - 5 axis Good value

Year: 2001

Axis X 1200 mm
Axis Z 800 mm
CNC Heindenhain TNC 426
Axis Y 700 mm
Type Vertical
Type of axis 1x head + 1x bed

SPINNER U5-620 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2016

Axis X 620 mm
Axis Z 460 mm
CNC Siemens 840D SL
Axis Y 520 mm
Type Vertical
Table length 650 mm

SPINNER U5-620 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2015

Axis X 620 mm
Axis Z 460 mm
CNC SIEMENS 840D SL
Axis Y 520 mm
Type Vertical
Table length 650 mm

SPINNER U5-620 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2014

Axis X 620 mm
Axis Z 460 mm
CNC SIEMENS 840D SL
Axis Y 520 mm
Type Vertical
Table length 650 mm

HARTFORD PRO 1000 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2011

Axis X 1000 mm
Axis Z 630 mm
CNC FANUC HARTROL AI100
Axis Y 600 mm
Type Vertical
Table length 1150 mm

LPK Tricept T9000 V3 Machining center - 5 axis Hot deal

Year: 2006

Axis X 2700 mm
Axis Z 600 mm
CNC Siemens Sinumerik 840d
Axis Y 2500 mm
Type Vertical
Type of axis Universal head

KONDIA SEASKA S-600 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2004

Axis X 660 mm
Axis Z 510 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 400 mm
Type Vertical
CNC HEIDENHEIN 530

Quaser UX600/15C Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2015

Axis X 885 mm
Axis Z 500 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 800 mm
Type Vertical
CNC HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530

Deckel Maho DMU 70 V Machining center - 5 axis

Year: ~ 2000

Axis X 750 mm
Axis Z 520 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 600 mm
Type Vertical
CNC Millplus

HERMLE C800U Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1999

Axis X 800 mm
Axis Z 500 mm
CNC HEIDENHAIN TNC 430
Axis Y 600 mm
Type Vertical
Table length 540 mm

Dixi DHP-50 Machining center - 5 axis Good value

Year: 2008

Axis X 700 mm
Axis Z 700 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 700 mm
Type Horizontal
CNC Siemens 840 D

DECKEL MAHO 70 V Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2000

Axis X 750 mm
Axis Z 520 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 600 mm
Type Vertical
CNC Millplus

Spinner U630 5 axis Machining Center

Year: 2018

Axis X 630 mm
Axis Z 465 mm
Spindle taper
Axis Y 530 mm
CNC

DMG DMU 50T Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2000

Axis X 500 mm
Axis Z 400 mm
Type Indexed
Axis Y 400 mm
Type Vertical
CNC HEIDENHAIN TNC426

MIKRON Multistep XS Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2008

Axis X 570 mm
Axis Z 265 mm
Number of tool pockets 22
Axis Y 320 mm
CNC Bosch Rexroth MTX
Spindle taper HSK 40-A

DMG DMC 80 U duoBLOCK Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2008

Axis X 800 mm
Axis Z 800 mm
Table width 0 mm
Axis Y 800 mm
CNC Heidenhain TNC 530
Number of tool pockets 240

HAAS UMC-750 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2016

Axis X 762 mm
Axis Z 508 mm
Type
Axis Y 508 mm
Type Vertical
CNC HAAS


What are 5-Axis Machining centres?

A 5-axis machining centre is a computer numerical control (CNC) machine that can perform complex milling and machining operations on five different axes simultaneously. Unlike traditional 3-axis machines, which can only move in the X, Y, and Z planes, 5-axis machines can also rotate around the A and B axes. This additional range of motion allows for greater flexibility and precision when manufacturing intricate parts and components.

Key Features 

Simultaneous 5-Axis Machining: The ability to cut and shape material along five axes simultaneously results in reduced setup times, enhanced precision, and superior surface finishes. This capability is particularly advantageous when manufacturing complex, contoured parts that require multiple setups on a conventional 3-axis machine.

Improved Accuracy: By eliminating the need for multiple setups and part repositioning, 5-axis machining centres minimize the potential for human error and inconsistencies in the final product. This translates to higher quality, more accurate parts, and reduced scrap rates.

Enhanced Versatility: The advanced motion capabilities of 5-axis machines allow for the creation of highly intricate geometries and multi-sided parts in a single setup. This versatility enables manufacturers to take on a broader range of projects and expand their offerings to customers.

Reduced Tool Wear: The simultaneous movement of the cutting tool and workpiece in a 5-axis machining centre reduces the overall stress on the tool, resulting in less wear and longer tool life. This can lead to significant cost savings over time.

Applications of 5-Axis Machining centres

Such machining centres have found applications in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, and energy. They are particularly well-suited for manufacturing components with complex geometries, such as:

  • Turbine blades and impellers for aerospace and energy applications
  • Orthopedic implants and surgical instruments for the medical industry
  • Mold and die components for injection molding and stamping processes
  • Complex automotive parts, such as engine components and suspension elements

When considering machine, it is essential to evaluate factors such as machine size, spindle power, tool capacity, and control system. Additionally, it is crucial to consider the level of after-sales support and training provided by the machine's manufacturer. By carefully weighing these factors, engineers, manufacturers, and buyers can make informed decisions that maximize their return on investment.

Some of the main manufacturers you can find on Exapro

DMG MORI: A German-Japanese company producing a wide range of advanced machining centers, including 5-axis machines, for various industries.

Haas Automation: An American manufacturer offering a diverse lineup of 5-axis machining centers, known for their affordability and quality.

Mazak Corporation: A Japanese company with a long history of producing high-quality, innovative CNC machines, including multi-tasking and 5-axis machining centers.

Okuma: A Japanese company with a global presence, renowned for its state-of-the-art machining centers that cater to a wide range of industries and applications.

Hermle: A German manufacturer with a reputation for producing high-precision 5-axis machining centers, often used in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Hurco: An American company specializing in CNC machine tools, including a range of 5-axis machining centers designed for high-speed and high-precision operations.

GF Machining Solutions: A Swiss manufacturer offering a comprehensive portfolio of advanced machining centers, including 5-axis machines, for various industries.

Matsuura: A Japanese manufacturer known for producing high-quality, high-speed 5-axis machining centers with a focus on automation and advanced technology.

Mikron: A Swiss company that manufactures high-performance milling machines and machining centers, including a variety of 5-axis models suitable for various industries.

Chiron: A German company specializing in CNC vertical machining centers, offering 5-axis machines designed for high-speed and precision manufacturing.

Makino: A Japanese manufacturer with a long-standing reputation for producing advanced CNC machine tools, including a range of high-quality 5-axis machining centers.

 

What budget to count with 

The price range can vary significantly depending on factors such as the machine's size, features, capabilities, brand, and age (new vs. used). As a rough estimate, 5-axis machining centers can typically cost anywhere from 150 000€ to over 1 million €.

Entry-level or smaller ones may start around 150 000€ to 250,000€, while mid-range models with more features and capabilities can range from 250 000€ to 600 000€. High-end, large-scale 5-axis machines with advanced functionalities and specialized features can easily exceed 600 000€, with some machines reaching prices over 1 million €.

It's important to note that these price ranges are general estimates, and the actual cost of a specific machine can vary based on the manufacturer, model, and any additional features or accessories included. When considering a purchase, it's crucial to weigh the machine's capabilities and features against its price to determine the best fit for your specific needs and budget. Additionally, it's essential to factor in ongoing costs such as maintenance, tooling, and software when evaluating the overall investment.

Focussing on a range of price for used machine, you can count between 50 000€ and 190 000€

You can always use our pricing Algorithm Valorexo to pinpoint a fair market price.

 

 

 

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