High-Performance 5-Axis CNC Milling for Aerospace and Defense

With the capability to machine complex geometries and high repeatability, 5-axis CNC milling has become the standard milling option where high-performance/complex components are the norm. Aerospace and defense components require adherence to extremely tight tolerances in addition to acute accuracy and attention to detail. With the capability to move all 5-axis’ simultaneously, 5-axis milling is well-suited for parts that could not be made with any other milling machine.

As an AS9100D certified manufacturer, Miller CNC creates performance-built aerospace components using exotic alloys and hard to machine metals.

5-Axis Milling with Tight Tolerances for Complex Machined Parts

Aerospace precision machined components leave no room for error. Depending on your component’s specifications, 5-axis milling can meet the performance demands and application requirements often associated with aerospace configurations.

The inherent functionality of 5-axis CNC milling centers means reduced set-up times, providing enhanced efficiency. Miller CNC can optimize the tooling on a 5-axis mill as compared to a standard 3-axis or 4-axis mill. Instead of needing to put a long tool deep into the cavity, we can rotate the part and use smaller more rigid, efficient tooling. Due to the way the 5-axis milling machine moves, it gives greater access to the parts allowing for machining complicated parts in one setup. Avoiding setup time and optimizing the cycle time of the part are added advantages of 5-axis milling.

While efficiency is beneficial, one of the biggest advantages of 5-axis milling is its accuracy. With less part handling and full automation, all features will be machined without physical handling of the part in one set up. This allows for more accuracy than any other milling machine can provide. 

Advanced Technology Software

Miller CNC utilizes advanced machine simulation software for all precision machined components. This software advantage can increase production efficiencies by reducing machining times and also provides toolpath optimization. Our software programming includes:

  • Hypermill 5-axis CAM software with machine simulation
  • Solidworks software
  • PC-DMIS CAD++ software
  • Shoptech E2 ERP software
  • MasterCAM X10 software

Miller CNC Mission-Critical Aerospace Machined Parts

Being a customer-centric manufacturer means we are committed to building long-lasting relationships with our customers. Our dedication to our craft and innovative engineering processes have made us a dynamic force for high-performance, mission-critical aerospace parts.

Along with our 5-axis expertise, we also specialize in superalloy and hard metal components. Understanding the application needs of the aerospace industry means understanding the need for machined components that are lightweight, rugged, and can withstand extreme temperatures without losing performance or structural integrity. Some of our machined aerospace products include:

  • Hydraulic Actuators
  • Pressure Control Units
  • Fuel Valves
  • Shafts
  • Solenoids
  • Fuel Injection Components
  • Heat Sinks
  • Structural Components
  • Bulkheads
  • Fasteners
  • And more.

Discuss Your 5-Axis Milling Aerospace Project with Us Today

When precision accuracy and reliability are a must, trust Miller CNC for your aerospace machined components. Our 5-axis milling centers along with our advanced software provides a best-in-class manufacturing experience. Discuss your aerospace application requirements with us today.




Complex 5 Axis Milled Titanium Part