5-axis Machining

Machining – Patternmaking & Tooling

Pentaxia was founded as a 5-axis machining specialist, with a single 5-axis RYE machine and expertise in machining has underpinned the growth of our business.

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We can offer extensive 5-axis machining capabilities, with five 5-axis machines capable of processing a range of materials including:

  • Tooling and model boards (epoxy & PU)
  • MDF
  • Aluminium
  • Carbon fibre (plate & trimming)
  • Plastics (nylon).
  • Foam Core (Rohacell)

All machines have tool changers fitted, with two machines also offering laser tool measurement.

Full machining capabilities (with bed sizes):
  • CMS Ares 5 axis (with tool changer): 3600 x 2600 x1200mm
  • CMS Antares 5 axis (with tool changer): 2500 x 1500 x 1200mm
  • Rye 5 axis (with tool changer): 3000 x 2500 x 770mm
  • Jobs Jo’Mach 131: 2500 x 1270 x 900mm

For 5-axis machine programming, we utilise Delcam Powermill with the ability to run all programmes through Vericut tooling verification software. Vericut enables “lights out” 5-axis machining to further maximise our production capabilities.

In terms of additional machining capabilities, we have two HAAS VM3 3-axis machines (with optional 4th axis). These machines have an envelope of 1016 x 660 x 635mm

3-Axis Materials processed:
  • Aluminium
  • Steel (Stainless, Mild, tooling)
  • Solid carbon fibre
  • Plastics (Nylon)