Laser-Waterjet

Laser cutting is a method of cutting material using the energy of a highly concentrated beam of light. The beam of light is generated by a high-power laser, using optics to direct the beam to the workpiece. The laser beam melts, burns or vaporizes a very narrow slit through the material. Laser cutters are often applied to flat sheets or to formed pieces or tubes. Laser technology can also be used for welding, cladding, vapor deposition, engraving, trimming, annealing, heat treating and hardening. Waterjet is a method of cutting material that uses the energy of highly pressurized water. Under as much as 90,000 psi, a fine stream of water passes through a nozzle with a very small orifice. The force of the water stream is sufficient to penetrate and cut softer materials. To cut harder, denser materials, an abrasive powder (usually garnet) is introduced into the stream.
Omax Protomax personal abrasive waterjet
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The Personal Waterjet Cutting System Is a Natural Development

Much like what is happening with desktop 3D printing, Omax has developed a way to bring the versatility, capability and simplicity of waterjet cutting to a broader spectrum of users.

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September 2017 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Laser & Waterjet

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of equipment, including waterjet and laser cutting and scanning.

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Picosecond Laser Uses Cold Processing to Add Precision

IMTS 2018: Trumpf’s TruMicro 2000 is a picosecond laser for applications including metal engraving, cutting thin films, and corrosion-free marking.



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