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Water Jet Cutter

Water Jet Cutter Presentation
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Shacob Lumpidima

on 19 May 2010

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Water Jet Cutter By Jacob Lumpa and Shawn Pidima Water Jet cutters were first used in Solviet Union and New Zealand. They were used here to hydauolic mine. Early day uses included:
•Cardboard
•Disposable diaper lining material
•Insulating material
•Shapes from foam rubber
•Soft gasket material
•Carpet material for automotive applications
•Food products ranging from chocolate bars to fish fillets
•Fabric and sheet goods
•Components for shoes and leather products
Modern Uses of Water Jet cutters include:
Metal Cutting
Stone and Tile
Aerospace
Paper and Slitting
Glass
Food
Automotive
In the 1950s Norman Franz experimented with an early form of a water jet cutter. In the 1970s Mohamed Hashish advanced the water jet cutter by adding abrasives. Advantages
No heat is generated
No dust or particles
Very little material is wasted
Produces very efficiently
Easily automated for production
Doesnt leave rough edge
Much lighter than laser cutters
Disadvantages
Limited mumber of materials can be cut
Cant cut thick parts
Taper(dimensional inaccuracy) Multi axis cutting:
New water jet cutters can cut at angles

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