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Nix Manufacturing, Inc.

Southern Oregon's premier

5-axis machining facility.


To attract and serve customers that have the most demanding machining projects, and to provide them with the best solutions for getting those products to market. 

    Our Company at a glance











Who we are, what we do

Nix Manufacturing is committed to serving a wide set of customers with diverse and challenging demands.  While we consider ourselves a full service manufacturing partner, we are steadily gaining a reputation of being the premier 5 axis facility in the state of Oregon.  We have combined the latest technology with top level programmers and engineers in order to be an irreplaceable partner to our customers.


5 axis machining is what we do

Five-axis machining refers to a specialized manufacturing process used in the aerospace industry to produce complex and precision-engineered components for aircraft and spacecraft. This machining technique is characterized by the simultaneous movement of a cutting tool along five different axes, enabling the creation of intricate and highly detailed parts.

  Five Axes of Movement: Traditional machining processes often involve three axes of movement (X, Y, and Z), but five-axis machining adds two additional rotational axes (A and B) to the mix. These additional axes allow the cutting tool to approach the workpiece from multiple angles, providing greater flexibility and access to complex features.


      Enhanced Precision: Five-axis machining offers superior precision and accuracy compared to three-axis machining. This precision is essential in aerospace manufacturing, where tight tolerances and exacting specifications are critical to ensure the safety and performance of aircraft and spacecraft.


       Complex Geometries: Aerospace components often have intricate and challenging geometries, such as airfoils, turbine blades, and engine components. Five-axis machining can handle these complex shapes with ease, reducing the need for multiple setups and fixtures.

        Reduced Setup Time: Traditional machining methods may require repositioning and re-clamping the workpiece multiple times to machine complex features. With five-axis machining, the need for repositioning is minimized, leading to shorter setup times and increased efficiency in production.


Improved Surface Finish: Five-axis machining allows for smoother toolpath transitions and better tool engagement with the workpiece. As a result, it can achieve superior surface finishes, reducing the need for secondary finishing processes

Material Versatility: Aerospace components are often made from a variety of materials, including aluminum, titanium, and composites. Five-axis machining can handle a wide range of materials, making it suitable for a diverse set of aerospace applications.

Cost-Effective Production: While five-axis machining equipment can be expensive, it can lead to cost savings in the long run due to reduced setup times, improved precision, and minimized material waste.

Increased Productivity: The ability to machine complex parts in a single setup increases overall productivity. This is especially important in aerospace manufacturing, where efficiency and time-to-market are critical factors.

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