The History Of Water Jet Cutting Machines

water jet cutter, also known as a waterjet, is a tool capable of slicing into metal or other materials using a jet of water at high velocity and pressure, or a mixture of water and abrasive substance. The process is essentially the same as water erosion found in nature but greatly accelerated and concentrated. It is often used during fabrication or manufacture of parts for machinery and other devices. It is the preferred method when the materials being cut are sensitive to the high temperatures generated by other methods. It has found applications in a diverse number of industries For example mining where it is used for operations such as cutting, shaping, carving, and remaining.

Cutting head The History Of Water Jet Cutting Machines A Diagram of a Water Jet Cutter:

 

  1. High-Pressure Water Inlet
  2. Jewel (ruby or diamond)
  3. abrasive (garnet)
  4. Mixing Tube
  5. Guard
  6. Cutting Water Jet
  7. Cut Material

>In the 1950s, forestry engineer Norman Franz experimented with an early form of water jet cutter to cut lumber. However, the technology did not advance notably until the 1970s when Mohamed Hashish created a technique to add abrasives to the water jet cutter. apple white background1 300x226 The History Of Water Jet Cutting Machines

Water jet manufacturing is such a versatile component in our industry. We are pleasantly surprised by the different applications we observe being considered.

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