Tag: Motion Control Technology

Comparing Motion Control Systems in Abrasive Waterjets


Positioning accuracy is a critical aspect of producing tight tolerance parts when cutting with an abrasive waterjet. The more precisely you can position the jet, the more precisely you can machine the part. A motion control system positions the cutting nozzle along the X- and Y-axes of a waterjet. This system is comprised of motor and drive components, a controller and...

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts

When someone looks at adding an abrasive waterjet to their shop, there are many points to consider, such as the size of the machine and the operating requirements. Ultimately, though, it comes down to one thing: money. Whether saving it or making it or a combination of both, money is the dominant concern. With so many variables surrounding abrasive waterjet systems, it is easier for...

The State of the Art of Precision Abrasive Waterjet Cutting

Abrasive waterjet cutting has become a main stream machining technology in today’s manufacturing world. This paper will serve as an overall review of the state-of-the-art of this technology applied to precision machining. Topics will cover the cutting process, hardware (pumps and XY tables), and software, as well as the latest tilting head technology for taper removal.

Faster Abrasive Waterjet Cutting

Abrasive Waterjet Cutting has proven to be an effective and economical process for separating virtually any material. Today, applications of abrasive waterjet cutting can be found in many different industries and range from producing very small high precision parts to making rough separation cuts of 6” steel plates. OMAX Corporation has taken the lead in addressing precision cutting...

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