Mathy Machine Inc.

Utilizing a fourth rotational axis known as the A-axis to rotate a workpiece or spindle along the x-axis, 4-axis CNC machining efficiently creates precision parts with minimal waste and human error while boosting production speed. This computer numerical control (CNC) technique adds rotational movement to the traditional x, y, and z linear directions, making highly complex shapes and detailed cuts that 3-axis machines wouldn’t be able to achieve.

At Mathy Machine, Inc., we specialize in precision CNC milling and turning at competitive prices, with capabilities for tight-tolerance parts in a variety of complex shapes and material options. Learn more about the advantages of using 4-axis CNC machining for your components, the industries we serve, and our extensive CNC machining capabilities.

Benefits of 4-Axis CNC Machining

Utilizing CNC 4-axis machining offers numerous advantages for creating quality parts.

Precision Machining for Versatile Designs

The additional rotational axis provides superior precision and allows the cutting tool to approach the workpiece from different angles. This makes it possible to achieve tight tolerances even on components with intricate cuts and complex geometries. The process offers greater accuracy than 3-axis machining, with capabilities for designs that would be difficult or impossible to produce successfully with only three axes of motion.

Shorter Setup and Production Time

With a rotating fourth axis that can approach a workpiece from varied angles, machinists don’t need to constantly handle and reposition the workpiece to make detailed cuts. This reduces the amount of setup time that’s necessary to create a part. The enhanced efficiency of the CNC technique speeds up the manufacturing process, leading to increased productivity over 3-axis machines. Cutting multiple sides of a workpiece in a single setup also significantly reduces cycle time and additional processing, generating more components in a shorter period. This fixturing can even run several components at once.

Minimal Chance for Human Error

The fourth axis automates the rotation and positioning of the workpiece, reducing reliance on manual operations. Decreased levels of human interaction during the machining process lower the likelihood of errors as well as the need for reworking components.

Industries We Serve

Diverse industries make use of 4-axis CNC machining to generate precision parts for their applications, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Commercial
  • Deep-sea mining
  • Electronics
  • Military
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Utilities

Our 4-Axis CNC Machining Capabilities

At Mathy Machine, we utilize 4-axis CNC machining to reduce downtime and enhance our operational capacity. We incorporate platforms for high-volume fixturing or using multiple vises, allowing us to offer shorter lead times. Additionally, by using that fourth axis to access difficult-to-reach portions of the workpiece or achieve cuts at varied angles, we lessen the setup time and fixturing that would otherwise be necessary with 3-axis machining.

Our 4-axis CNC machining services are compatible with a wide range of material options, including aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, and titanium. We utilize CNC 4-axis milling machines to efficiently and accurately produce precision parts in simple to ultra-complex configurations and designs. Our 4-axis CNC machining services enable us to offer high-capacity production at affordable rates and faster production speeds.

Also, we’re committed to continual improvement, adapting our machinery, processes, and skills so that our clients can benefit from advanced techniques and streamlined operations. Once our expert machinists enter the part specs into a CNC machine, the automated system carries out the programming and allows for duplicated parts to print, providing you with repeatable, uniform products. The minimized human intervention lends the added benefits of virtually error-free parts and reduced waste, which are time and cost savings that we pass on to our customers.

4-Axis CNC Machining Services by Mathy Machine

Since 1975, family-owned Mathy Machine has built a reputation for quality and reliability, offering an array of turnkey services from prototyping to production and assembly. CNC milling and turning are among our core competencies, and our 4-axis CNC machining equipment can achieve highly complex parts with tight tolerances as part of either high-volume production runs or orders for a single part. We are an ITAR-registered and ISO 9001:2015-certified company, and all of our products are made in the USA.

To learn more about our CNC machining capabilities, contact us today.