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.

 

 

 


Used CB Ferrari A16 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1993

Axis X 1050 mm
Axis Z 420 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 420 mm
Type Vertical
CNC ELEXA E 160 CNC

Schüco Droop PBZ CNC 5 Axes Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1995

Axis X 8500 mm
Axis Z 650 mm
CNC Siemens
Axis Y 600 mm
Type Vertical
Spindle taper BT30

Rambaudi simultaneous 5 axis machining center

Year: 1996

Axis X 2500 mm
Axis Z 850 mm
Spindle taper
Axis Y 2000 mm
CNC FAGOR


TOS Mod. MC100V Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1996

Axis X 1016 mm
Axis Z 508 mm
CNC CNC HEIDENHAIN TNC 426
Axis Y 610 mm
Type Vertical
Table length 1080 mm

DMG DMU 50 T Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1997

Axis X 500 mm
Axis Z 400 mm
CNC DMG
Axis Y 400 mm
Type Vertical
Spindle taper

Hermle C 800 U / TNC 430 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1997

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

DMG DMU50 V Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1997

CNC TNC 426 PB Heidenhain
Max. spindle speed 8000 rpm
Spindle taper sk 40

DECKEL MAHO DMU 50V Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1997

Axis X 500 mm
Axis Z 380 mm
CNC Heidenhain Mill Plus
Axis Y 380 mm
Type Vertical
Table length 500 mm

Deckel Maho DMU 60P Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1998

Axis X 600 mm
Axis Z 600 mm
Number of tool pockets 30
Axis Y 700 mm
CNC TNC 426 HEIDENHAIN
Spindle taper SK 40

MIKRON UMC 710 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1998

Axis X 710 mm
Axis Z 500 mm
Table length 1100 mm
Axis Y 630 mm
CNC HEIDENHAIN, TNC 426
Table width 585 mm

DECKEL MAHO DMU 50 EVOLUTION Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1998

Axis X 420 mm
Axis Z 380 mm
CNC
Axis Y 380 mm
Type Vertical
Spindle taper

Used Deckel Maho DMU 50T Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1998

Axis X 500 mm
Axis Z 400 mm
Spindle taper SK 40
Axis Y 400 mm
CNC
Max. spindle speed 9000 rpm

DMG DMU 50 V Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1998

Axis X 500 mm
Axis Z 380 mm
CNC
Axis Y 380 mm
Type Vertical
Spindle taper

DMG DECKEL-MAHO DMU 50V Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1998

Axis X 500 mm
Axis Z 380 mm
Table length 500 mm
Axis Y 420 mm
CNC Heidenhain Millplus
Table width 380 mm

Mandelli TS8 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1998

Axis X 1800 mm
Axis Z 1150 mm
Table length 1000 mm
Axis Y 1100 mm
CNC
Table width 1000 mm

DMG Deckel-Maho DMC 60 U Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 1998

Axis X 600 mm
Axis Z 550 mm
Table length 630 mm
Axis Y 700 mm
CNC Heidenhain MILLPLUS
Table width 500 mm

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

ALMAC CU 1005 Machining center - 5 axis Good value

Year: 1999

Axis X 200 mm
Axis Z 230 mm
Number of tool pockets 20
Axis Y 120 mm
CNC FANUC 16iM
Spindle taper ISO 25


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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