Senga Engineering Inc. multitask machining capabilities are the ultimate fusion of CNC turn-mill operations, with lathe, vertical, or horizontal machining center and material handling operations consolidated into one set-up. This process-intensive machining allows for high production manufacturing of complicated machine parts on one machine. Multitask machines assure high accuracy for even the most complex applications.
The major benefit of 11-axis machining is the ability to machine complex shapes in a single set-up. This gives greater machining productivity compared to performing the job in a series of set ups. It also significantly reduces the time and cost of preparing multiple fixtures.
Another major benefit of using an 11-axis machine is the ability to create extremely complex parts from a solid bar stock that would otherwise have to be cast or forged. This can drastically shorten the part lead time to market when compared to casting the part’s general shape, and then post machining critical features.
Another great benefit of multitask machining is the huge time saved drilling and milling of holes & slots. While this may seem trivial in comparison to the difficulty of machining a complex cavity, or organic shape, but drilling a series of holes with different compounding angles is extremely time consuming on a normal 3-axis set up, since each angled hole must be set-up on a different fixture to accommodate all the hole angles. The 11-axis machine turret can be oriented along the correct axis for each hole automatically. This allows drilling operations to be completed quickly and accurately.