30 January 2013
- 31 January 2013
The AMRC with Boeing presents a unique opportunity for manufacturers to
find out more about methods of cutting composites using environmentally-friendly waterjet machining and the centre’s latest machine: a
large gantry-type composite milling (GCM) waterjet from WardJet.
The GCM machine combines WardJet’s proven waterjet technology with
high-speed five-axis machining, providing highly efficient and flexible
cutting of composites and metals. With over 1.5m of z-travel for the
cutting head, it is one of the world’s largest combined
Research on the GCM machine will focus on new techniques for cutting and machining composite
components on one machine to eliminate costly time spent changing heads
or moving materials to a separate machine. Other potential applications
include pocket milling with waterjets, and water-recycling techniques.
The open days on 30 and 31 January 2013 will include tours of the
AMRC campus, presentations by researchers and partners, and the chance
to see the GCM in action.
If you need to stay overnight, we can recommend the following hotels:
Please quote “visiting the AMRC” to get a special rate.