Application of precision five-axis CNC machining in the automotive industry
by：Vowin Rapid Prototyping2023-02-06
The automotive industry plays a vital role in our commuting and leisure time. An important part of the industry is CNC automotive. Without CNC in the automotive industry, the cars and vehicles we see would not be what they are today. CNC machining takes the lead in the automotive industry From die-casting different components to crafting beautiful monocoque frames, CNC machines are fully responsible for a large number of different automotive parts. Automotive parts such as fuel tank housings, suspension components, bearing caps as well as engine housings are manufactured using different CNC manufacturing techniques and state-of-the-art machines and tools. The PMMA/acrylic precision machining of automotive headlights and other lights amazes anyone who uses CNC. Today, CNC is the standard and primary method for manufacturing many industrial-grade automotive parts. CNC (Computer Numerical Control) has played an important role in rapid manufacturing and production as well as precise material production. CNC has many advantages as a digital code for processing objects compared to ordinary machine tools that cannot compete with CNC. CNC machine tools have the following characteristics; high precision, excellent product consistency, multi-axis linkage, high automation, low labor intensity, short mechanical transmission chain – simple structure and high production efficiency. This feature is very popular in the effective and rapid mass production of various vehicles . All these features of CNC cars make our cars superior and more reliable than cars before CNC cars were born. 1. Engines These days, how much horsepower can be packed into a small engine is nothing more than an engineering marvel in car manufacturing these days. About 2.5 years ago, a roughly 2 liter sized engine could deliver up to 100 hp, today's engine can deliver a staggering 200 hp in the same spec. Why is there a difference between the two? The difference is due to the introduction of CNC, which allowed the engine to be much more tolerant and efficient. CNC allows manufacturers to pack more power into an engine in a relatively small space. * Complex geometry inside a car engine - only possible due to CNC 2. Reliability Sometimes starting an engine on a cold morning or after a few days of inactivity is a game of chance and luck. In the era without CNC, cars are not reliable. Today, thanks to the high-precision manufacturing of CNC cars, cars are more reliable and dependable than ever before. 3. Time-saving and fast production CNC has the ability to make extremely small parts and repeat manufacturing easily, it makes cars efficient and easily available in the market. Due to the heavy adoption of CNC in the manufacturing process, the company is now able to meet the huge demand for automotive needs from customers. *Prototype clay CNC manufacturing for car models Five-axis CNC machining for the automotive industry Due to the complex and precise requirements of the automotive industry, it is necessary to meet the multi-axis manufacturing needs of automotive parts. To avoid various machine tool setups, 5-axis CNC machining is essential. With multi-axis manufacturing, complex geometries can be easily manufactured with a single machine through different axis manufacturing. 5-axis CNC automotive machining allows the machine tool to remain tangent to the workpiece and then rapidly cut through multiple axes. Although the initial setup cost of such a system is higher than that of a single-axis CNC setup, it benefits in short turnaround times and high-precision cutting in the long run. 1. Auto Parts and Numerical Control CNC is now a method widely used in automobile manufacturing and is widely implemented in some basic elements of different automobiles. 2. Gearbox The gearbox is a vital transmission mechanism in a car. The gearbox ensures that the engine's power is delivered to the wheels correctly and efficiently. Today, all gears and shafts in gearboxes are precisely manufactured by CNC machines. A variety of different CNC techniques such as milling, turning and surface grinding all ensure that the shafts and gears within the gearbox are reliable, precise and transmit power in the most efficient way possible. 3. Drive shaft The drive shaft is also an important transmission mechanism that transmits power from the gearbox and engine to the wheels. The two main hypoid gears on the center shaft of the drive shaft must be CNC machined to provide the highest precision. The CNC machines also machine the bevel gears present in the differential to provide a smooth ride and stability. 4. Headlights and taillights Since many top car manufacturers come up with complex headlight and taillight designs, there is no other way to find the best match than CNC. With the ability to carve complex shapes from solid blocks, manufacturers can create crisp, smooth complex shapes for headlights and taillights for superior light transmission. 5. Conclusion CNC Automotive has revolutionized the way we think about cars and how they are made. From the number of vehicles per model in the 50s, automakers can now make the same number of cars due to the repetitive nature of CNC machines. This is because the level of perfection offered by CNC manufacturing in the automotive industry is unmatched by any other method of manufacturing. *CNC Wheel Wo Neng combines high-quality 5-axis CNC manufacturing technology with the latest CAM and CAD manufacturing software. At Woneng, we are here to provide timely automotive prototype solutions to ensure that your automotive related products and prototypes can be manufactured quickly with the highest quality and precision.