5 axis machining refers to the machining of a part whereas the part geometry is typically complex and requires the machine tool to position and articulate the cutting tool along 5 axes of motion vs. the more common 3 axes of motion. The CNC machine tools used in this process are called 5-axis machines or 5-axis machining centers. 5 axis machining is most commonly used in the aerospace industry to machine airframe components that have draft surfaces, turbine engine components and impellers. 5 axis machines can also increase efficiency on prismatic parts by allowing multiple sides of a part to be machined in a single setup.
5-valve manifolds are designed for differential pressure applications. These are metal-seated with a globe configuration designed for high -temperature service. The seat is a free-swiveling stainless steel ball sealing on a line contact at the orifice. This manifold is utilized with various types of transmitters used to measure differential pressure.