5 Axis CNC Routing Services

2 min readJul 12, 2021

Here at The Plastic Works, we provide a range of high-quality design and production processes to customers in the UK, including 5-axis CNC routing services. Today we are going to look at the benefits of using a 5-axis CNC router.

What is a 5-axis CNC router?

A 5-axis CNC router machine is a computer-controlled machine that provides complete freedom for manufacturing plastic products. Computer Numerical Control machines are a revolutionary production method that benefits all manufacturing industries. By inputting measurements into the computer, these machines can perform complex tasks with absolute uniformity and precision to cut a block of plastic to the desired shape.

1. Superior Complexity

While some companies may offer 3-axis CNC routing services, our 5-axis CNC router machines can produce more complex products with two additional planes. A 3 axis CNC router can only move in three planes, setting limitations for your design. With a 5-axis CNC router, we can produce intricate, three-dimensional designs using five planes in a single manufacturing process.

2. Repetitive Precision

If your design is too complex for our vacuum forming services, we can use a 5-axis CNC router to produce identical products of any shape and complexity. We offer 5-axis routing with a machinable size of 2400mm x 1250mm. With our 5-axis CNC routing services, the only limit is your imagination.

3. Efficient and Cost-Effective

As 5-axis CNC routers can produce accurate, repetitive products using a single process, these machines offer superior efficiency to their counterparts. We can work with these machines with little disruption and setup time, boosting productivity and reducing work duration.

Why Use the Plastic Works?

When you work with us to design a vacuum-formed creation, we can use CNC techniques to make moulds, tools, and intricate goods. At The Plastic Works, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our customers with friendly, professional service. We work with cutting edge technology and the latest methods in the industry to provide our customers with the highest quality of services. We commit to providing honest and realistic quotations and offering a first-class service to local and distant businesses.

Areas We Cover

We are primely located from our base in Creswell to supply our services to all the UK’s industrial regions, from Edinburgh to Epsom. Rather than limiting our services to local customers, we can deliver across the UK with an open, honest policy for delivery time and costs.

Contact Us

To discover more about our 5-axis CNC routing services, get in touch by completing our online form or emailing theplasticworks@btconnect.com. You can speak to a member of our team directly by calling 01909 726 666, and we will be pleased to answer any questions you may have for us. You can see product examples and images on our site and stay up-to-date with the latest news on our blog.