5-axis machine

CSM are experienced in using 5-axis CNC machining to produce components with complex and intricate geometry. We specialise in the manufacture of tooling for the rotational moulding industry.

The process

Our Haas VM-6 mould maker machining centre is a 5-axis machine, which has three linear axes (X, Y and Z) and two rotational axes (A and B) that work together to achieve complex surface machining. The machine works by moving the cutting tool across the linear axes as well as rotating on the A and B axes to approach the workpiece from any direction.


CSM use the latest industry leading software to create efficient and optimised tool paths to reduce machining time and therefore cost. Utilising Edgecam Ultimate Machining has enabled CSM to make the most of 5-axis machining strategies to produce parts with very high surface finish, on time and on budget.

Contact us

We have 27 years of experience in the industry, and are specialists in crafting both bespoke and seamless metal fabrications, as well as high precision machined components. If you want to find out more about our 5-axis machine and how we can create a product that’s tailored to your needs, contact us today.