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    Default Laser cutting

    Is 4 axis better than 3 axis laser cutting?

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    Slightly confused here.

    Laser engraving and cutting is more of a 2.5 dimensional process. It uses X and Y with small height adjustments to the Z if required for multiple passes and focusing. The Z is not in continuous motion, just stepped down between passes.

    Sure, you can add a fourth rotary A axis.

    Asking if a 3 or 4 axis is “better” does not quite make sense in terms of performance, just added capability.

    It is like asking is a car or a boat is better. If floating is a required feature, then yes, the boat is better!

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