Waterjet Cutting a Titanium Golf Club
Here is a different way to think about the slice in your golf game. This footage comes from a Web site exploring the lighter side of waterjet machining.
Abrasive waterjet is a proven technology for machining a broad range of materials, including traditionally hard-to-machine metals such as titanium. Flow International is a source of expertise on waterjet machining applications such as this.
But that expertise is not necessarily on display in this particular video. The company has a non-serious side, too. This video comes from a Flow-created Web site, canwatercutit.com.
The potential benefits of using waterjet technology to produce parts or part features smaller than 300 microns are compelling. Developers and researchers are getting close to breaking the barriers that stand in the way of micromachining in the 150- to 200-micron range and below.
In titanium, significant savings and process efficiency can result from the simple fact that abrasive waterjet cutting leaves the remaining stock intact.
By adding a five-axis waterjet/milling machine, its biggest autoclave and a more expansive lay-up room, Royal Engineered Composites is positioning itself to win larger-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.