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2/19/2018

Microcutting Waterjet Makes 0.2-mm Incisions

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Water Jet Sweden has launched the Fine Abrasive Waterjet (FAJW) Micro Head Package for its ordinary machine models.

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Water Jet Sweden has launched the Fine Abrasive Waterjet (FAJW) Micro Head Package for its ordinary machine models. It is designed to cut fine parts with narrow incisions and high precision without the need for extreme micro part tolerances. The technique requires a special cutting head and uses very fine abrasives, such that metals and other hard materials can be processed with incisions as thin as 0.2 mm. The company says it is simple and versatile, producing a very smooth surface that requires no or little postprocessing, with no influence from the material constituent. The technology can also cut some thick materials.

The company’s Micro (NCM 10) machine model is developed to manufacture micro components using the FAJW process. The machine is based on the company’s gantry design and has features for cutting with tolerances less than ±0.01 mm. The cutting table is made of epoxy concrete, a material also used for measuring machines. Its positioning is determined by a micrometer invar scale from Renishaw with a precision of 1 Nm.

Water Jet Sweden | 847 214 8700 | waterjetsweden.com.

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