5-axis machining centers have revolutionized the metalworking industry with their ability to perform intricate milling and machining operations on five axes simultaneously. These advanced machines offer significant advantages over traditional 3-axis machines, including enhanced precision, greater flexibility, and reduced tool wear. The simultaneous 5-axis machining capability allows for the creation of complex geometries, multi-sided components, and superior surface finishes in a single setup, eliminating the need for multiple setups and part repositioning.

Ideal for industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, and energy, 5-axis machining centers excel in producing parts with complex geometries, such as turbine blades, orthopedic implants, and intricate automotive components. When considering the purchase of a 5-axis machining center, it is crucial to evaluate factors such as machine size, spindle power, tool capacity, and the control system. Kitmondo offers a wide selection of 5-axis machining centers to meet the diverse needs of various industries.

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

DECKEL MAHO DMC 80 FD duoBLOCK Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2009

Axis X 800 mm
Axis Z 800 mm
CNC Siemens 840D-Powerline
Axis Y 800 mm
Type Vertical
Type of axis Universal head

HERMLE C600 U Machining center - 5 axis Low working hours

Year: 2006

Axis X 600 mm
Axis Z 450 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 450 mm
Type Vertical
CNC Heidenhain 530

HERMLE B300 U Machining center - 5 axis Low working hours

Year: 2008

Axis X 800 mm
Axis Z 500 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 600 mm
Type Vertical
CNC Heidenhain TNC 530

Matsuura MAM72-25V Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2004

Axis X 550 mm
Axis Z 450 mm
CNC Matsuura G-Tech 30i
Axis Y 410 mm
Type Vertical
Number of tool pockets 240

DECKEL MAHO DMU 50 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2005

Axis X 500 mm
Axis Z 460 mm
CNC Siemens 840D
Axis Y 460 mm
Type Vertical
Type of axis Universal head

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: 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

Quaser MV204-CU/12 Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2007

Axis X 700 mm
Axis Z 480 mm
CNC
Axis Y 660 mm
Type Vertical
Table length 400 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

DMG MORI DMU 50 evolution Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2001

Axis X 500 mm
Axis Z 380 mm
CNC Heidenhain TC426
Axis Y 420 mm
Type Vertical
Table length 500 mm

DECKEL-MAHO DMG DMU 70 eVolution Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2003

Axis X 750 mm
Axis Z 520 mm
Type Continuous
Axis Y 600 mm
Type Vertical
CNC Heidenhain iTNC 530

YASDA H-30i Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2001

Axis X 650 mm
Axis Z 560 mm
CNC
Axis Y 560 mm
Type Horizontal
Table length 300 mm

Makino A61-5XR Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2005

Axis X 730 mm
Axis Z 730 mm
CNC Fanuc Pro5
Axis Y 650 mm
Type Horizontal
Table length 500 mm

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 DMC 160 FD duoBLOCK Machining center - 5 axis

Year: 2008

Axis X 1650 mm
Axis Z 1000 mm
CNC Siemens 840D-Powerline
Axis Y 1250 mm
Type Vertical
Type of axis Universal head

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


A 5-axis machining center is a computer numerical control (CNC) machine capable of performing complex milling and machining operations on five different axes simultaneously. Unlike traditional 3-axis machines, which 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: This capability allows for cutting and shaping materials along five axes at once, resulting in reduced setup times, enhanced precision, and superior surface finishes. It is particularly beneficial for producing complex, contoured parts that would otherwise require multiple setups on a conventional 3-axis machine.

Improved Accuracy: By eliminating the need for multiple setups and part repositioning, 5-axis machining centers minimize human error and inconsistencies, leading to higher quality, more accurate parts and reduced scrap rates.

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

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

Applications of 5-Axis Machining Centers

These machining centers are utilized in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, and energy, for producing components with complex geometries. Examples include:

  • Aerospace and Energy: Turbine blades and impellers
  • Medical Industry: Orthopedic implants and surgical instruments
  • Manufacturing: Mold and die components for injection molding and stamping processes
  • Automotive Industry: Complex automotive parts, such as engine components and suspension elements

Considerations for Purchasing

When considering the purchase of a 5-axis machining center, it is essential to evaluate factors such as machine size, spindle power, tool capacity, and control system. Additionally, consider the level of after-sales support and training provided by the manufacturer to ensure maximum return on investment.

Leading Manufacturers Available on Kitmondo

  • DMG MORI: German-Japanese company producing a wide range of advanced machining centers.
  • Haas Automation: American manufacturer known for affordable and quality 5-axis machining centers.
  • Mazak Corporation: Japanese company with a reputation for high-quality, innovative CNC machines.
  • Okuma: Renowned Japanese company offering state-of-the-art machining centers.
  • Hermle: German manufacturer known for high-precision machining centers.
  • Hurco: American company specializing in high-speed, high-precision CNC machine tools.
  • GF Machining Solutions: Swiss manufacturer offering a comprehensive portfolio of advanced machining centers.
  • Matsuura: Japanese manufacturer focusing on automation and advanced technology.
  • Mikron: Swiss company producing high-performance milling machines and machining centers.
  • Chiron: German company specializing in high-speed, precision CNC vertical machining centers.
  • Makino: Japanese manufacturer with a reputation for advanced CNC machine tools.

Budget Considerations

The price of 5-axis machining centers can vary significantly based on size, features, capabilities, brand, and age (new vs. used). Here are some general estimates:

  • Entry-Level/Smaller Machines: €150,000 to €250,000
  • Mid-Range Models: €250,000 to €600,000
  • High-End Machines: Over €600,000, with some exceeding €1 million

For used machines, prices typically range from €50,000 to €190,000. Kitmondo’s pricing algorithm, Valorexo, can help pinpoint a fair market price.

Finalizing the Purchase

Ensure you agree on all details with the seller or seek support from a Kitmondo agent to make an informed decision. This approach helps maximize your investment and ensures the machine meets your specific needs and budget.