Vision Stairways and Millwork employs a 5-axis machine for custom jobs, setting us apart in terms of quality and speed in the door and stairway industry. This machine allows us to do what other companies can't. But exactly what is a 5-axis machine?
5-Axis machines are the most advanced CNC (computer numeric controlled) milling machines, adding two more axes in addition to the three normal axes (XYZ). 5-Axis milling machines also have a B and C axis, allowing the horizontally mounted workpiece to be rotated, essentially allowing asymmetric and eccentric turning. The fifth axis controls the tilt of the tool itself. When all of these axes are used in conjunction with each other, a competent and experienced machinist can produce extremely complicated geometries with very high precision.
Using this technology we are able to turn out better quality pieces 10 times faster than our leading competitors.