5-Axis CNC Machining Services

5-Axis CNC Machine Shop Services With Ultra Precision

Owens Industries provides 5-axis CNC machining services that achieve an angular tolerance of two-thousandths of a degree (.002°). We specialize in true 5-axis contour machining that allows us to manufacture “almost impossible to make” 5-axis components with ease. It takes more than just excellent machining and programming skills to perform true 5-axis work. Our manufacturing engineers are remarkable machinists that have been with Owens for 20 - 30+ years. They fix, program and set up machines while also producing the components themselves. 

Your people have achieved, within 6 months, what others took 2 years to make, and your tolerances were better. 

5-Axis machining services from the best machine shop

Advanced 5-Axis Technology Used in Micro Milling Services

At Owens Industries, we have a team of skilled CNC machinists and EDM micromachining experts who use our state-of-the-art 5-axis micro-milling centers to produce complex components with the highest levels of precision and accuracy. These centers are specially calibrated to deliver the best results, setting us apart from the competition.

We can offer ½ micron (0.00002") positional and .002° angular accuracies.

One of the major benefits of 5-axis milling is that it allows us to produce parts with a high level of complexity using only one tool setup. This reduces the need for human involvement and ensures that components are machined with repeatable accuracy and shorter turnaround times. With our 5-axis milling capabilities, we are able to deliver superior products and make micro-manufacturing more efficient.

At Owens Industries, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of satisfaction. Whether you have a simple or complex micromachining project, we have the expertise and equipment to deliver the perfect solution. We have helped clients throughout the nation with their CNC machining challenges, including parts that other machine shops were unable to produce to their exact specifications. Trust us with all of your micromachining needs and we will guarantee your satisfaction.

Contact us today and speak with our 5-axis machinists to discuss your projects needs.

What is 5-Axis CNC Machining?

5-axis CNC machining is a manufacturing process that involves using computer numerical control (CNC) technology to control the movement of five axes on a machine tool. These axes are typically the X, Y, and Z linear axes, as well as two additional rotary axes that are perpendicular to the other three. 5-axis machining is unique in its ability to effectively process part sizes and shapes with essentially infinite possibilities.

5-axis machining centers eliminate several inadequacies of conventional CNC machining techniques, including multiple setups, part transfers and inspections; part handling, and errors associated with human involvement/interference. With 5-axis CNC machining, a workpiece can be machined from multiple angles and with a high level of precision. This type of machining is often used in the production of complex shapes or parts with intricate details, such as aerospace and automotive components, medical implants, and molds for plastic injection molding.

To perform 5-axis CNC machining, a machine tool must be equipped with a CNC controller and special software that allows the operator to input the desired machining movements and tool paths. The machine tool may also be equipped with additional features such as a rotary table or trunnion, which allows for the rotation of the workpiece about one or more axes.

Overall, 5-axis CNC machining offers a high level of versatility and precision in the manufacturing process, and is increasingly being used in a wide range of industries to produce complex and intricate parts. The skilled and highly experienced CNC machinists and programmers at Owens Industries are capable of machining complex shapes, undercuts and complicated angles – all in one setup to boot.

5-Axis Machining Services: A Versatile Solution for a Wide Range of Industries

Benefits of Owens Industries 5-Axis Machining Services

  • Increased efficiency

  • Enhanced accuracy

  • Increased complexity

  • Better surface finish

  • Reduced need for secondary operations

  • Greater design flexibility

  • Improved cost effectiveness


Learn more about the 7 benefits of 5-axis CNC machining.

Highly Skilled, Expert Trained 5-Axis Machinists

Owens Industries has the highest skilled 5-axis machinists that have allowed us to consistently deliver remarkable results for multiple industries all over the United States because Owens Industries.

Not every CNC machinist has the same knowledge or understanding of 5-axis machines. Understanding the machines full capabilities is the difference between an ordinary component and an extraordinary one. CNC machinists trained to use CNC machines may not have the knowledge or expertise to get the most from 5-axis technology, but Owens Industries is different.

We have an arsenal of the best 5-axis machinery on the market, produced by the best brands, and always operated by expert machinists who know how to utilize 5-axis technology for your particular components.

Interested in joining the Owens team? Owens Industries is always looking to add talented employees. Fill out an application today.

Owens Industries 5-axis CNC Machines

Owens Industries is committed to using only the best and most sophisticated 5-Axis CNC machines, which is why we rely on top brands such as AgieCharmilles, Hermle, DMG MORI, and Okuma Corporation. These brands are known for their innovation, precision, and reliability, and we trust them to deliver the high-quality results that our customers expect. These machines are equipped with advanced cutting tools and techniques that allow for efficient and precise machining of a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, and composites.

One of the key benefits of using these 5-axis CNC machines is their ability to reduce the need for secondary operations. With their high level of accuracy and precision, we are able to produce complex parts and components with a high degree of accuracy and precision in a single setup. This saves time and reduces the overall cost of the manufacturing process.

Learn more about our 5-axis machines.

5-Axis Machining Materials

Owens Industries has extensive experience manufacturing component parts from different materials using 5-axis machining:

 Alloy Steel

An iron and carbon composition with other elements intentionally added, including manganese, chromium, vanadium, nickel, or tungsten. Alloy steels are typically divided into two categories: high alloy and low alloy.

aluminum 5 axis machining  Aluminum

A high-quality silver metal that’s soft, lightweight, and durable. Aluminum is commonly used for 5-axis CNC machining in military and aerospace applications.

5-axis machined brass parts  Brass

An alloy comprised of copper and tin, it offers a wide range of properties such as high ductility, hardness, thermal conductivity, strength, and workability. Bronze is often used to manufacture nuts, bolts, threaded parts, bearings, bushings, screws, and more.

bronze 5 axis machining Bronze

An alloy comprised of copper and tin, it offers a wide range of properties such as high ductility, hardness, thermal conductivity, strength, and workability. Bronze is often used to manufacture nuts, bolts, threaded parts, bearings, bushings, screws, and more.

5-axis machining with carbon steel  Carbon Steel

A metal alloy of carbon and steel, but could also contain nickel, copper, or manganese. Carbon steel is commonly used for axles, gears, shafts, rails, pipelines, couplings, and more.

Copper components using 5-axis machining Copper

A common metal used in manufacturing electrical equipment such as wiring and motors. Copper requires specialized processes for manufacturing, meaning copper alloys are more common in machining components.

Stell machined components using 5-axis machining  Hardened Steel

Medium or high carbon steel that has been given heat treatment to temper it, or increases the toughness of the steel. How hard the steel becomes depends on the amount of carbon present in the metal, and it’s typically used to make power shovels, nozzles, surgical instruments, and other manufactured parts.

5 axis machined components using Hastelloy Hastelloy

A strong nickel-chromium-iron-molybdenum alloy that is resistant to corrosion. Hastelloy steel is often used to manufacture contour rings, rings, hubs, flanges, shafts, and other manufactured products.

5-Axis Machining FAQs

5-axis CNC machining refers to the use of computer numerical control (CNC) technology to control the movement of a machine tool that has five axes of motion. These axes are typically labeled as X, Y, Z, A, and B, and they correspond to linear motion along the X, Y, and Z axes, as well as rotary motion about the A and B axes. This allows for greater flexibility in the manufacturing process, as it enables the machine tool to access and machine parts from multiple angles and orientations.
A 5-axis CNC machine works by using computer-aided design (CAD) software to create a 3D model of the desired object. The machine then uses this model to guide its movements as it cuts or shapes the material. The machine has five axes of motion, allowing it to move in a variety of directions and angles.
5-axis machining is used for the production of complex and intricate parts that require multiple angles to be machined in a single setup. It is often used in the aerospace, automotive, and medical industries where precision and efficiency are critical. 5-axis machining allows for the creation of parts with complex geometries, such as internal and external contours, holes, and slots, as well as parts with multiple planes and angles. It is also used for the production of small and intricate parts, such as dental implants and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
The advantage of a 5-axis CNC machine is that it can move and operate in five different axes, allowing for greater flexibility and precision in machining complex shapes and contours. It can also work on multiple sides of a workpiece simultaneously, reducing the need for multiple setups and increasing productivity. Additionally, a 5-axis CNC machine can reduce the need for manual intervention and increase the accuracy and consistency of the finished product.
3-axis machining involves movement along three axes: the x-axis, y-axis, and z-axis. These axes correspond to the three dimensions of a workpiece: length, width, and depth. With 3-axis machining, a tool can move in any direction along these three axes to shape or cut a workpiece. 5-axis machining involves movement along an additional two axes: the a-axis and b-axis. The a-axis allows the tool to rotate around the x-axis, while the b-axis allows it to rotate around the y-axis. This allows for more complex and precise machining operations, as the tool can move and rotate in multiple dimensions to create intricate shapes and contours.

5-Axis Machining Services Set Owens Apart from the Competition

We have consistently delivered remarkable results using our 5-axis machining services. Some of the projects we have delivered include things such as prescription glass moldings, precision collimators, ventricular assist devices, and a lot more.

An example of our 5-axis precision machine work includes keratomes for LASIK surgery. A Keratome is used to slice a 165 microns (.006496") thick slice off the cornea of the eye. This slice had to be +/- 5 micron accurate! We produced the entire cutting head system using our 5 Axis Ultra-Precision Machining Centers and our 5 Axis Wire EDM system.

Check out our case study on 5-axis components that we have produced for our clients.

Jobs We Have Completed using 5 Axis Machining

The benefits of 5-axis machining aren’t limited to their precision cutting and curved hole cutting capabilities. The entire production process is improved when 3-axis capabilities upgrade to 5-axis capabilities, opening the door for new possibilities in future jobs.


High Precision, Higher Quality with 5-Axis Machining

Since its inception in 1944, Owens Industries continues to excel in the CNC machining of very tight tolerance and ultra-high precision components. Based in Oak Creek, WI, we have developed a reputation for quality and reliability. We have a growing list of references who trust Owens, and Owens alone, with every CNC machining need.

Problem Parts? Impossible Components? In a Hurry? We are happy to help!

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