Mazak Space Gear-U44

Mazak Space Gear-U44
Mazak Space Gear-U44
Ultimate job shop flexibility
Process: 2D/3D, flying optics
Machine Description

Mazak's SPACE GEAR-U 44 delivers the flexibility to perform (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. It is ideally suited for fabrication job shops seeking to diversify their markets, parts suppliers supplying hydro-formed or stamped parts and machine shops that are now machining thick plates or tubing.

In rotary mode, the SG-U 44 performs 2D and 3D cutting of tube, including rectangular, round, and triangular pipe as well as C, H, I and L-beams within a 6.0 inch diameter. The 5-axis torch and simultaneously controlled chuck let the SG-U 44 fabricate - in one operation - precise angle cuts, weld-prep bevels and advanced contours such as saddle joint cuts. The 64-bit control incorporates illustrated fill-in-the-blank screens to quickly program such complex contours and other cuts.

With its multi-axis torch, the SG-U 44 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-U 44 can process any length pipe and up to 4’x4’x7/8” sheet.

Mazak’s Space CAM and FG CAD/CAM software options generate NC code from a 3D CAD drawing, imported or crafted in the system. Space CAM can also generate code for a slot-and-tab workholding fixture.

Performance Advantages
  • The SPACE GEAR-U 44 is a compact and affordable all-in-one 2D/3D laser center for maximum flexibility. Use its triple-mode, 6-axis capabilities to expand your shop's horizons and raise yourself above the competition.
  • 2D mode is for flat sheet and plate cutting up to 49" square and a full .87".
  • 3D mode brings into play Mazak's compact cutting head with ±360º A-axis and ±135º B-axis CNC rotary motions to quickly cut, pierce, and trim sculpted parts. Process tubes, pipes, and structural shapes by adding a CNC rotary axis.
  • SPACE GEAR-U 44 does much more than a 2D laser with rotary axis because of the added A- and B-axes angular capability.
Machine Specifications
Mazak Space Gear-U44  Values
Workpiece Maximum size 1250 mm x 1250 mm
Maximum plate thickness 22 mm
Maximum cubic size 900 mm x 900 mm x 340 mm
Support Knife-edge type (Pitch: 100 mm)
Work table Height 900 mm
Axis Stroke X axis 1,270 mm
Y axis 1,270 mm
Z axis 420 mm
A axis ±9999.999°
B axis ±135°
Rapid Traverse Rate X, Y 24 m/min
Z 24 m/min
A, B axis 9,600 °/min
Cutting feedrate Maximum 15 m/min
Machine Weight 8,800 kg