Tag: Taper Elimination

Taper Compensation

The abrasive waterjet cutting tool consists of millions of tiny abrasive particles. All those particles are accelerated in the nozzle and perform the cut one impact at time. Depending on the cutting conditions, geometry of the cut, the material and other parameters, the cutting edge can take on different shapes that are commonly referred to as taper. A V-shaped cutting kerf will produce a part...

Controlling Taper

Types of Taper Inherent to Waterjet Machining

In waterjet machining, taper refers to a difference in the kerf width at the top of a cut and the kerf width at the bottom of a cut. A typical waterjet cut has a slight taper, the most common type being V-shaped taper.  This type of taper is generated because the jet stream loses some of its cutting energy as it cuts deeper into the material...

OMAX 60120 Represents Premium Waterjet Technology at EMO 2015

At EMO 2015, OMAX® Corporation and distributor partner, ITEK VENEZIANO GROUP SRL, showcased the OMAX 60120 JetMachining® Center with a Tilt-A-Jet® cutting head to demonstrate the value premium abrasive waterjet technology brings to advanced manufacturing environments focused on cutting materials with high speed and precision.

Perfect for high-volume production, the 60120...

OMAX Showcases Latest Advancements in Waterjet Technology at EMO 2015

At EMO MILANO 2015, OMAX Corporation and distributor partner, ITEK VENEZIANO GROUP SRL, jointly showcased the OMAX 60120 and MAXIEM 1515 JetMachining Centers loaded with efficient direct drive pumps, advanced cutting heads and the latest Intelli-MAX Software Suite. Applications experts from both companies were available to discuss the full range of OMAX abrasive waterjet technology available...

OMAX Corporation Demonstrates Tilt-A-Jet Capabilities at WESTEC 2015

At WESTEC 2015, OMAX Corporation demonstrated the advanced automated taper compensation capabilities of its award-winning Tilt-A-Jet cutting head, which are made possible through the company's Intelli-MAX 21 Software Suite for OMAX JetMachining Centers. 

The Tilt-A-Jet accessory enables OMAX machines to achieve virtually zero taper with most materials for the precision cutting...

Taper Free Abrasive Waterjet Cutting with a Tilting Head

A tilting head angles an abrasive waterjet’s nozzle as it moves along the cutting path, resulting in a taper-free cut. This paper offers insight into the product development process of this innovative concept — a mechanism that allows the nozzle to tilt about the jet entry point with minimal compensation motions in the X, Y and Z direction. Tilting and compensation motions are...

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