Milling

GBS mills even the most complex geometries

About milling

Milling is a machining operation that removes material from an object by means of a rotating fear. There are various applications and techniques with milling that we carry out within GBS.

 

With 3-axis milling, the cutter moves from left to right (X axis), from front to back (Y axis) and from top to bottom (Z axis). Objects can only be edited from above. This means that if several sides of an object have to be processed, the object will have to be stretched several times. This can be time-consuming with complex objects and therefore not the most cost-effective choice.

 

In 5-axis milling, there is a so-called B-axis, which means that the head can tilt. In 5-axis milling, the rotary table can also rotate in addition to the B-axis. For example, multiple sides can be machined in 1 clamping thanks to the B-axis.

 

With 5-axis simultaneous milling, all axes move simultaneously. This means that very difficult objects can be milled with great accuracy and the variation in series products is even smaller. In addition, the workpiece itself can also rotate during milling. These possibilities mean that the object, including difficult sides, can be machined in one setup, without having to exchange the rotary table in the meantime, as is sometimes the case with 5-axis milling. 5-axis simultaneous milling can be a solution for products with (internal) complex geometries.

Why have your workpieces milled by GBS?

GBS has the equipment and expertise to mill 3-axis, 5-axis and 5-axis simultaneously. This makes GBS's machinery suitable for milling large work, as well as complex workpieces.

GBS has extensive experience in milling complex workpieces

The milling machines program themselves by using CAM drawings to achieve the most accurate result and to save time.

Due to the amount of milling machines, GBS always has a milling machine available that can mill your workpiece as efficiently as possible. Very interesting from a cost perspective.

In some cases, the complexity of the workpiece has many challenges, and the machines cannot develop a program for it. GBS employs a mathematician who has 2 decades of experience in making programs for very complex (and accurate) objects.

GBS has the ability to achieve very precise tolerances.

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