Mazak Optonics Corp.’s FT-150 Fiber tube cutting laser streamlines and automates laser cutting tube production processes. The machine includes a proprietary agile U-axis to facilitate speed and productivity and a 2.5D cutting head with focus detection. The programmable angle of the B-axis enables bevel cutting of the material thickness providing for improved welding, multiple tube assembly, and fit and finish. The optional extrusion tapping process utilizes a rotary spindle and eight tool positions. Any tool position can be deployed for direct tapping or combined with extrusion, providing proper thread depth.