With its new Laser 4000 5Ax, GF AgieCharmilles offers the largest laser-texturing machine on the market. Featuring a completely new mechanical design, this 5-axis machine adds unique and various textures to oversized molds for a wide range of components, including bumpers, instrument panels, door panels, central consoles, and airbag covers for the automotive industry and others also working with large components.
The Laser 4000 5Ax operates in such a way that a large component as big as 3m x 4m and as heavy as 18 tons remains stationary on the floor while the machine’s axes move around it, expertly texturing on all part sides if needed. Such movement is possible because the machine’s fourth and fifth axes are attached to the Z-axis head. Additionally, the Laser 4000 5Ax manages 3D distortion of texture and masters texture direction related to part shape.
Because of its fully digitized process, the Laser 4000 5Ax allows manufacturers to envision a design, preview it onscreen, and reproduce it on a workpiece. The machine includes on-board machining strategies to ensure optimal machine performance, best material removal rate, and accurate reproduction of the intended texture. The machining strategies embedded in the Laser 4000 5Ax can be used by designers with little machining experience and machinists with little design background.