5-Axis Laser Cutting

What Is 5-Axis Laser Cutting?

5-axis laser cutting is laser cutting that enables the tilt and rotation of the table, allowing the work on three-dimensional parts that requires drilling and cutting on difficultly curved surfaces or at extreme angles. 5-axis laser cutting is utilized for fabricators, metal spinners, and hydro formers.

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Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. (SJTI) provides multi-axis precision laser cutting, drilling, and welding to meet the tight tolerances required by the aerospace and other industries. We utilize the Trumpf 5000W TruLaser Cell 7040 for our 3D laser cutting services. 

With a working range of 13 feet x 5 feet Y x 30 inch Z and maximum simultaneous axis speeds of 98 inches per second, it is the most advanced system of its kind in the Midwest. With the ability to construct a cutting and welding program from a CAD model, the prep time is greatly reduced, and the use of its integrated rotary axis makes the processing of tubular components highly efficient. To download a datasheet on our 5-axis laser cutting and welding capabilities, please click here.

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TruLaser-Cell-7040Trumpf TruLaser Cell 7040 5000W 5-Axis 3D Laser

Machine Specifications

  • A modular multi-axis laser system
  • Welding and cutting capabilities
  • TruFlow laser adjustable up to 2000W
  • 1-inch thickness cutting
  • 5-axis X, Y, Z, B, C
  • Maximum repeatability: 0.001 inch
  • Dynamic cutting head
  • ControlLine, FocusLine, SprintLine

Working Range

X-Axis 4000 mm/157"
Y-Axis 1500 mm/59"
Z-Axis³ 750 mm/29.5"
B-Axis Swivel Range ±120°
C-Axis Rotation Range n x 360°
Maximum Load Capacity Per Table 2000 x 1500 800kg

Workable Clamping Area

X Direction 4000 (2x2000) mm / 157 (2 x 78")
Y Direction 1500 mm / 59"
Working Height 750 mm / 29.5"
Working Height with 2D Cutting Attachment 950 mm / 37.5"

Maximum Material Thickness as a General Rule for Cutting

Steel 25.4 mm / 1"
Stainless Steel 15.88 mm / 5/8"
Aluminum 12.7 mm / 1/2"

Maximum Axes Speeds

Travel Speed in Space 150 m/min / 492 ft/min
X Direction 100 m/min / 328 ft/min
Y and Z Direction 80 m/min / 262 ft/min
B Axis / C Axis 60 1/m

Maximum Accelerations

X, Y, and Z Directions 8 m/s² / 26 ft/s²
B Axis 200 rad/s² / 11450°/s²
C Axis 100 rad/s² / 5720°/s²


Maximum Repeatability

Smallest Programmable Increment 0.001 mm / 0.001° / .00004”/0.001°
Linear Axes X, Y, Z 0.03 mm/-0.0012"
Rotation Axes B, C 0.005° / .005°

 Maximum Positioning Accuracy

Linear Axes X, Y, Z 0.08 mm / .003"
Rotation Axes B, 0.015° / .015°

Control and Laser

Trumpf CNC Control Basis Siemens Sinumerik 840D
Laser Pendant Control Panel
Laser Power Trumpf CO2 Laser 2000-12000W
Maximum Cutting Power 5000W

3d_laser13 Reduced accuracy/dynamics with fully extended Z = 750 mm axis for cutting 2D parts. It is recommended to use the 2D cutting box to cut 2D parts. 

4 Pure mechanical accuracy without software compensation, according to VDI 3441 across the entire working range. The accuracy achievable in the workplace depends, amongst other things, on the part geometry, its pre-treatment, material, and its position in the work area.

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