Waterjet Showcase

30 January 2013 - 31 January 2013

Posted by Rosemary Gault

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 waterjet-machining centres.

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.

 

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