These cutting edge devices are able to reach nearly every angle of a model, allowing to produce detailed wax forms without any manual intervention. For example, a full ring with multiple prongs and inside band engraving can be cut out in one go on such a mill. Because the setup work is done upfront, it is common for 5-axes mill operators to set up jobs to run unattended (e.g. overnight) and come back to a fully finished piece.

CNC turning produces parts by “turning” rod material and feeding a cutting tool into the turning material. On a lathe the material to be cut rotates while a cutter is fed into the rotating workpiece. The cutter can be fed at a variety of angles and many tool shapes can be used.
Compressed Metal
Shapes that can be made include a variety of plain, taper, contour, fillet, and radius profiles plus threaded surfaces. Although many turned parts use a single axis of revolution, there can be multiple axes to allow more flexibility (e.g. camshafts).
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