Even on simple parts, 5-Axis is the future of machining because it can reduce set up time and speed production. Product Specialist Mike Cope covers many of the benefits of using a 5-Axis machine for small batch, quick turn around jobs.
What are the main reasons you buy any machine? Do you buy the same type of machine as what you already have? Do you buy what your father always bought? Why do I keep buying those same crappy chips for Cinco de Mayo? Sometimes you need to step outside of the box you made for yourself and really questions why your doing what your doing. A better way may save you a ton of money, and make for a better Cinco de Mayo. (I swear thats how you spell it, but I am reading it may-o)