Tag: Industry Applications

Advancement of Versatile Waterjet Technology to Rebuild Competitiveness in Manufacturing

In the current economic crisis, several hundred thousand manufacturing jobs have been and many more are expected to be cut. This white paper attempts to help recover the manufacturing sector by creating new jobs while curbing outsourcing through rebuilding America’s manufacturing leadership and competitiveness. We propose to meet the above societal challenge through advancing and...

Versatility of Waterjet Technology: From Macro to Macro Machining for Most Materials

Waterjet technology has matured rapidly and become one of the mainstream precision machine tools since commercialized in the late 1970’s. Waterjets have several inherent features that are superior to most conventional machine tools. Abrasive-waterjets are nowadays highly automated with PC-based CAD/CAM software that controls and operates the hardware (pump, nozzle, abrasive feeding,...

Micro Abrasive-Waterjet Technology

Waterjet technology has come a long way since its commercialization in the late 1970’s. It has evolved from merely a rough cutting tool to a precision machine tool, competing on equal footing with established tools such as lasers, mechanical milling and routing tools,EDM, ultrasonics, photochemical etching, and various CNC tools.

The versatile waterjet technology inherently has...

Micro AWJ Technology for Meso-Micro Machining

Waterjet technology has technological and manufacturing merits that cannot be matched by most established machine tools. There is considerable demand for downsizing beam diameters of abrasive-waterjets (AWJs) to reduce costs for machining of various microproducts. Current production AWJ systems are limited to cutting features around 200 to 300 μm due to difficulties in further downsizing AWJ...

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