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Triple-mode Space Gear laser cutting system

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Mazak’s triple-mode Space Gear laser cutting system is a high-speed 2D and 3D production laser, that can perform 5-axis cutting of pre-formed parts and 6 axis cutting of pipes, tubing and structural shapes. With the 4000-watt resonator, the system can production cut up to 25mm thick mild steel.

In 2D mode, Mazak’s pivot-beam machine design allows precise high-speed cutting of sheetmetal and plate, while a Meehanite cast frame and accurate drive system maintain the Space Gear’s superior accuracy and repeatability with minimal maintenance.

In 3-D mode, the Space Gear can bevel cut flat material and can cut pre-formed parts, stamped, hydroformed, and spun, using the same 5-axis cutting head. The operator can program on the machine using the user-friendly teach pendant or download NC code created by Space Cam. This software option generates NC cutting code from a 3-D CAD drawing. In addition, it can automatically design and generate NC code for a workholding fixture.

In rotary mode, the Space Gear can end cut complex contours with weld-prep bevels plus any size or shape hole all in one operation. The machine processes pipe and rectangular and triangular tube as well as C, H, I, and L beams. Programming is quick and easy right on the machine. Space Gear’s NC incorporates illustrated fill-in-the-blank programs which, for example, allow the operator to input only three lines to program the complex 6-axis contours for a saddle joint.

Available with a 120mm x 240mm or 150mm x 300mm cutting table and a 41mm Z-axis stroke, the Space Gear is part of a broad line of CO² laser cutting machines and automated material handling equipment designed for the efficient production processing of sheetmetal and plate as well as preformed sheetmetal and pipe.


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