Explanation of What 5-Axis Means for Tube Laser

March 7, 2019
5 axis tube laser

5-Axis Tube Lasers sound pretty cool but what does that actually mean?

Pictures well help explain—hopefully a few sentences will help as well.

Axis #1: Material is moved from Left to Right (or Right to Left) along the horizon, as it were, of the machine.

Axis #2: Tube Laser Head is moved from Front to Back (or Back to Front) across the material like saw cutting across a two-by-four.

Axis #3: Tube Laser Head is moved Up and Down (or Down and Up) above the material like a drill press moving up and down to drill.

Axis #4: Tube Laser Head is Pivoting on a radius (or arc) on the same horizontal plane as Axis #1 like sketching an ark with a hand compass.

Axis #5: Tube Laser Head is rotating on a 360 degree radius above the laser nozzle like an owl’s head so-to-speak.

Ultimately, with all these axis operating simultaneously, the Tube Laser can cut a huge array of shapes and sizes with cutting surfaces that are normal and angle cut to the surface of the metal.

For more information, we invite you to contact All Metals Fabrication at 801.392.9494 or info@allmetalsfab.com.

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