5-Axis CNC Machining

The newest and most sophisticated CMS 5-axis Machining Center for advanced composites.

CMS Poseidon 5-Axis Machining Center

Large format CNC machining is one of our core competencies made possible by the newly installed CMS Poseidon 5-axis Machining Center. Optimized for durability, reliability and precision machining of advanced composite materials, the Poseidon is built for large machining projects. It never compromises rigidity or stability over an impressively large work envelope. Further improving its overall structural stability, Poseidon’s A & C axis are equipped with a pneumatic breaking system, which locks either or both the A or C axis when their interpolated movement is not required, resulting in greater 3 axis rigidity. The CMS Machining Center at Symmetrix delivers the tight tolerance needed for aerospace, transportation, alternative energy, marine, art and architecture. Our machining center was certified to an overall volumetric tolerance of 0.1mm or .004”.

X= 26m /83.3’ Y=6.2m /20.4’ Z=3m /9.9’ A= +/-120° C= +/- 270°

 

Siemens NX10 CAD/CAM Software

Our use of Siemens NX10 CAD/CAM software has meant a quantum leap forward in delivering tooling not just quickly, but also accurately. Similarly used at companies like Boeing, SpaceX, and MacDonnell Douglas, NX10 gives Symmetrix complete surface model control and simulation in either 3+2 optimized or full 5-axis machining instruction. Like Symmetrix, NX10 has been tested and used across a wide range of industries. We can produce outputs even seasoned craftsmen can’t achieve. Whether it’s curved composite roof columns or the exacting requirements of an America’s Cup entrant, we can achieve tolerance within millimeters over a 26 meter surface and in a fraction of the time. The high accuracy of CAD/CAM gives our customers production flexibility and significant cost savings. A series of smaller molds can easily and confidently be consolidated into a master mold. Common components across a product range can be produced, knowing they’ll fit perfectly each time. The end result is always the same – precision, perfection.

Large format CNC machining is one of our core competencies made possible by the newly installed CMS Poseidon 5-axis Machining Center at our RI facility. Below, the final cut of a sailboat hull.

With our Poseidon 5-axis Machining Center, we can produce outputs even seasoned craftsmen can’t achieve. Whether it’s curved composite roof columns or the exacting requirements of an America’s Cup entrant, we can achieve tolerance within millimeters over a 26 meter surface and in a fraction of the time.