5 Axis Machine Installation



We have 2 new CNC machines here at Wup Doodle. The Andi Gantry type router can produce large and small size work according to specific customer production requirements. This machine is designed for the production of nested parts. A computer is situated at the front of the machine to allow communication and transfer of data. The machine is equipped with an 8 tool automatic tool change 10 hp router head with variable speeds from 1000 to 22000 rpm. The control panel is mounted in the front of the electric cabinet for easy access by the operator. These new machines were purchased as a replacement as we like to ensure that all of the equipment is reliable.

What is 5-Axis?

When someone uses the term “5-axis” they are typically referring to the ability of a CNC machine to move a part or a tool on five different axes at the same time. 3-axis machining centres move a part in two directions (X and Y), and the tool moves up and down (Z). 5-Axis machining centers can rotate on two additional rotary axes (A and B) which help the cutting tool approach the part from all directions.

Wup Doodle offers two 5 Axis machines.

Our first being a Reichenbacker “Vision” machine, this is mainly for flat panel work, and staircases. The machine offers a 6m x 1.5m working surface and a material height of 300mm. This machine is powered by Alphacam’s Ultimate software to cope with the most complex of drawings.

Our next machine being the newest of our plant is a Anderson Maxxis 5 Axis which is arriving in March this year, this machine will take us well into the future of 5 Axis machining. The machine has a bed size of 3m x 2m with a working height of 1.2m, the extra height will allow us to machine the most demanding of projects the designers can throw at us. Again the machine is powered by Alphacam’s Ultimate software.