Mazak Optonic’s triple-mode Space Gear model SG-U44 is ideally suited for fabrication shops seeking to diversify their markets, automotive parts suppliers building hydro-formed or stamped parts, and machine shops that work with thick plates or tubing. This production laser performs (1) high-speed 2D processing of sheet metal and plate, (2) 3D cutting of pre-formed parts, and (3) 3D rotary cutting of tube, pipe and structural shapes.
Within its small footprint, the SG-U44 can process 4′ X 4′ sheet or plate. Continuous rated power from 1,500W to 4,000W allows processing of steel up to 7/8″ thick.
With its multi-axis torch, Space Gear quickly makes its way around stamped, hydro-formed or spun pre-formed parts, keeping the cutting head at the optimum cutting angle. 3D capacity is X and Y-axes = 35.4″, Z-axis = 9.6″. The multi-axis capability also pays off for cutting and beveling of flat parts in a single setup.
In rotary mode, the SG-U44 performs 2D and 3D cutting of tubing, including rectangular, round and triangular. It can also process C, H, I, and L-beams within a 6″ diameter. The 5-axis torch and simultaneously controlled rotary chuck means that precise angle cuts, weld-prep bevels, and advanced contours such as saddle joints may be cut in a single operation. A Robo-feeder option enables processing mill-length pipe.
The 64-bit CNC incorporates fill-in-the-blank screens to quickly program simple or complex cuts. And, Mazak’s Space CAM and FG CAD/CAM software options generate NC code directly from a 3D CAD file, imported or crafted in the system. Space Cam can also generate a program from surface data to quickly make a box-crate fixture to hold your formed parts. No tool room needed.
The Space Gear U-44 is part of a broad line of CO2 laser cutting machines and automated material handling equipment from Mazak Optonics Corporation.
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