With the revolutionary 5-Axis CNC cutting technology gaining momentum in the marketplace, many shops are transitioning to 5-Axis WaterJet CNC machining systems to satisfy a broad range of cutting needs. As the name suggests, 5-Axis CNC cutting allows the WaterJet machine to maneuver at five different axes simultaneously, which is a feature that has drastically changed the landscape of the CNC cutting marketplace. This feature differs from a more standard WaterJet device which moves along only 3 axes (X,Y,Z). 5-Axis technology gives machines the ability to create complex shapes in a single set up, ultimately enhancing production levels. This increase in efficiency is especially evident in waterjet machinery.
Although 5-Axis machinery can also perform many applications that have been completed on more standard 3-Axis devices for many years, the additional capabilities for users to process more angularly defined outputs is only available to 5-Axis machines and enables more flexibility in the shop’s manufacturing processes.
Shops that once solely focused on straight edged 3-Axis cutting applications are now given the opportunity and the means to take on many additional projects requiring the WaterJet’s 5-Axis capabilities. WaterJet machining systems are already famous for the wide range of materials they can cut; in fact, MultiCam WaterJets can cut over 40 materials, including some of the more difficult and demanding materials such as glass, stone, and granite. This flexibility, combined with the remarkable features of 5-Axis technology, gives fabricating shops the ability to expand into a variety of markets. Fabricating shops employing 5-Axis WaterJet technology can perform tasks anywhere ranging from cutting glass, to rubber, to stone, more efficiently than other conventional cutting methods. In addition, complex multi-axis parts can now be easily processed as a result of the progression to 5-Axis technology, as well as enabling the WaterJet to create more angularly defined parts opposed to only a straight edged option. MultiCam Canada offers clients the opportunity to expand their current operations with MultiCam’s line of 5-Axis WaterJets. The MultiCam 3000 and 6000 Series WaterJets provide clients with the flexibility they have grown to expect in a WaterJet, and combined it with innovative 5-Axis technology that dramatically expands the machines cutting capabilities. MultiCam has managed to considerably improve upon two tremendously powerful cutting solutions while maintaining very affordable price points.