Tag: Control Software

How to Make Good Part Drawings for Abrasive Waterjets

One of the great things about computer-controlled waterjet systems is that you can draw a part on your computer, or even import a scan or photo, and quickly turn that image into reality. This also introduces opportunities for mistakes. A nice two foot part you drew could be cut as a mini two inch part because you have the units of measure incorrect. The better your drawing, the better your...

Add extra data to your tool path using the XData feature in LAYOUT

The OMAX CAD software, called LAYOUT, includes a feature that lets you input "extra" data for any entity in a drawing or tool path. We call it XData, short for extra data, and it's great for doing things like specifying pause points, adding a note for the machine operator to display on the screen, or customizing the cutting speed for a specific entity. XData can also be used to...

Software: How is it Contributing to Plasma and Waterjet Operations

Waterjet Software

As machine tools evolve, adding processes and creating more parts in complex shapes, the software becomes an increasingly important factor in not only the operation of a machine, but the purchase as well.

This is especially true with waterjet software that can change often, as new advancements in technology drive the systems toward new frontiers.

What makes...

Limits to the Precision of Abrasive Jet Cutting

The market size for abrasive jet cutting is dependent on both the speed of the machine and the precision of the resultant part. Early abrasiive jets were crude, slow cutting devices that were used only as the process of last resort where all other fabrication methods failed usually because of the difficult properties of the materlia being cut. Today, abrasive jet machining is approaching the...

Critical Facts About Ultra Ultra High Pressure Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Systems

There has been a lot of discussion about the benefits of moving to higher and higher water pressure in abrasive waterjet (AWJ) cutting systems. It has gotten to the point that you now hear statements such as “Everybody knows that the secret to faster cutting is higher pressure”. However actual cutting test data and user experience show that such statements are incorrect and...

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