Lindel has specialized in CNC Machining as Tucson's best Machine Shop for the past decade. Excelling in medical machining and aerospace applications, we provide high quality products time and time again.

Precise 5-Axis CNC Milling Supports The University of Arizona Engineering Students

Precise 5-axis CNC Milling

The Precise 5-Axis CNC Milling techniques that our machine shop utilizes will greatly satisfy various industries.

When it comes to precision, accuracy, speed and efficiency, the ability to successfully match a certain milling process with a client’s particular project is extremely imperative. Our team of experts can provide a highly effective and unique solution for numerous types of CNC milling projects.

P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining is a precision manufacturing company that focuses on our clients, properly exceeding any expectations. We continuously strive to improve our company’s processes, ensuring on-time delivery and high performance, quality machined parts.

The Complexity Of CNC Manufacturing

The complexity of a CNC milled part will heavily rely on a variety of factors.

In order to accurately produce your desired outcome, proper translation and continuous communication is necessary, prior to your part’s manufacturing process and during the specific procedure. Our facility offers numerous Precise CNC Milling methods, each serving a different purpose. The machining technique that is best suited for your project will depend on the particular part that is being manufactured.

CNC Mill Machinery

CNC mills will operate utilizing a computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine.

Computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining involves subtractive fabrication. Subtractive fabrication is the process of cutting materials off a workpiece. This manufacturing method is a highly qualified milling technique that utilizes a blade to precisely cut off metal materials. Thus, accurately shaping and forming the workpiece. CNC machining has the ability to effectively manufacture a highly detailed and intricately designed part.

What Is A Mill?

A mill is a machining tool that will rotate a cutter, known as a milling cutter. The cutter will perform a detailed machining process that can produce and form surfaces on a workpiece. This manufacturing procedure can also efficiently move the workpiece past the milling cutter. As a result, accurately machining your desired surface finish.

What Is An Axis?

An axis for a CNC mill machine is referred to as a fixed reference line. This reference line is to properly measure a part’s coordinates. Axes points indicate the several procedures that a mill machine will provide, in order for a Precise CNC Milling technique. Thus, ensuring that your individual part is efficiently and consistently formed and fabricated.

What Are The Various Axes?

A typical mill machine will manufacture along three axes: X-axis, Y-axis and Z-axis. The X-axis is known as the vertical milling technique. The Y-axis refers to the horizontal machining method. The Z-axis mills operate on the depth of a CNC machined part.

Here at P4Swiss/Lindel, our CNC machine shop provides 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis CNC manufacturing.

3-Axis CNC Mills

3-axis machining is the milling technique that is most common. This CNC Milling procedure is necessary when a specific part only requires one single position throughout the machining process. Thus, 3-axis mills are beneficial when it comes to the projects that do not need a variety of positions during the manufacturing procedure. This milling system is also necessary when a machined part does not need great detail.

4-Axis CNC Mills

A 4-axis milling machine operates similar to a 3-axis mill, which is up and down, side to side and back and forth. Although, with 4-axis milling, there is an additional rotation along the X-axis during the machining process. The added rotational procedure is known as the A-axis. This machining method allows the workpiece to be rotating during the process. As a result, a 4-axis mill can precisely control the rotary blades during the cutting procedure.

4-axis machining offers an efficient milling technique that instantly and automatically turns over the workpiece while in operation. This will ensure that the cutting tools accurately cut on both sides of the part. 4-axis mills are especially effective for the projects that require a continuous precision cutting system.

5-Axis CNC Mills

5-axis CNC mills will operate similarly to the 3-axis and 4-axis machining methods, as well. However, a Precise 5-Axis CNC Milling machine not only operates on the XYZ plane, but also performs other rotational procedures on the workpiece.

Precise 5-axis CNC milling enables the positioning of the workpiece or the positioning of the axis to operate along two of the axes simultaneously. 5-axis manufacturing provides a precise milling technique that can operate on five sides of a machined part. Thus, allowing our highly effective 5-Axis CNC Mills to drastically reduce production time.

The added rotational procedures are known as:

  • A-axis rotates around the X-axis
  • B-axis rotates around the Y-axis
  • C-axis rotates around the Z-axis

5-axis machining is necessary for the projects that require intricate machining techniques and a precise manufacturing process. This milling method offers increased accuracy alongside your workpiece, while providing a highly qualified surface finish.

Precise CNC Milling Supports College Of Engineering

P4Swiss/Lindel CNC Machining has received the opportunity to support the University of Arizona’s College of Engineering team.

At the University of Arizona, engineering students design and build a racing vehicle that is referred to as the Arizona Wildcat Formula car. This racing vehicle will be built for an off-road course. Therefore, each component should be manufactured to guarantee reliability and dependability, in order to successfully sustain maintainability. The engineering students must efficiently function as a team, in order to effectively design, fabricate and compete with their unique racing vehicle.

We are able to sponsor one of the engineering teams, utilizing our 5-axis CNC mill. Our machine shop efficiently manufactured a gas pedal/accelerator with our precise 5-axis CNC mill machinery. This machined component had to efficiently meet the expectations that are required to accurately sustain the race. We were able to donate our making of the gas pedal/accelerator to the engineering team.

P4Swiss/Lindel Engineering can routinely produce quality parts, utilizing all types of materials – such as titanium, brass, copper, plastics, steel, stainless steel and other exotic alloys. Our team of machinists regularly machine precise and highly detailed parts for various types of projects, exceeding the expectations of many industries – such as aerospace CNC, medical CNC, military CNC and optical CNC.

We can offer your industry highly qualified machined parts. Our CNC Milling capabilities will provide your machined part with high performance, exact precision, accuracy, speed and efficiency.

If you have a question or would like to submit your own custom CNC or Swiss CNC RFQ, please contact Tony Torrez at, call us at 520.792.3160 or click the “Request a Custom CNC Quote Today” button below.

We look forward to working with you!