Press Release Summary:
Model SG-U44 performs 2D processing of sheet metal and plate, 3D cutting of pre-formed parts, and 3D rotary cutting of tube, pipe, and structural. Five-axis torch and simultaneously-controlled chuck allow laser to fabricate angle cuts, weld-prep bevels, and contours such as saddle joint cuts. Unit's 64-bit NC incorporates illustrated fill-in-the-blank screens to program complex cuts. Laser can process any length pipe and up to 4 ft x 4 ft x 1 in. sheet.
Original Press Release:
Mazak Shows Compact Triple-Mode SG-U44 Laser
SCHAUMBURG, IL - At IMTS 2004, Mazak will demonstrate cutting on its triple-mode SG-U44. This compact production laser performs high-speed 2D processing of sheet metal and plate, 3D cutting of pre-formed parts and 3D rotary cutting of tube, pipe and structural. It is ideally suited for fabrication job shops seeking to diversify their markets, automotive parts suppliers supplying hydro-formed or stamped parts and machine shops that are now machining thick plates or tubing.
In rotary mode, the SG-U44 performs 2D and 3D cutting of tube, including rectangular and triangular pipe as well as C, H, I and L-beams within a 6.0" diameter. The 5-axis torch and simultaneously controlled chuck let the SG-U44 fabricate-in one operation-precise angle cuts, weld-prep bevels and advanced contours such as saddle joint cuts. The 64-bit NC incorporates illustrated fill-in-the-blank screens to quickly program such complex contours and other cuts. An automatic Robo-feeder option enables continuous processing of mill-length pipe.
With its multi-axis torch, the SG-U44 also laser-cuts stamped, hydroformed and spun pre-formed parts as well as high-speed 2D cuts and bevels in flat material.
With a small footprint, the SG-U44 can process any length pipe and up to 4 ft. x4 ft.x 1² sheet. A choice of resonators up to 4000 watts allows fabricators to choose the power most efficient for their business.
Mazak's Space Cam software option generates NC code from a 3D CAD drawing, imported or crafted in the system. It can also generate code for a slot-and-tab workholding fixture.
The SG-U44 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. For more information, visit IMTS booth #6230 in the North Building, Hall B, go to www.mazaklaser.com or contact Bob St. Aubin, National Sales Manager, Mazak Laser Corp., 847-252-4500 or FAX 847-252-4599.