Cutting With The Power of Water
Inside the nozzle, the pressurized water passes through a small-diameter orifice and forms a coherent jet of water. The jet then passes through a venturi section, where a metered amount of granular abrasive is drawn into the water stream. The mixture of water and abrasive particles passes through a special ceramic mixing tube, and the resulting slurry exits the nozzle as a coherent cutting stream of abrasive particles travelling at very high speed.
Advanced motion controllers for abrasive waterjet systems are PC-based and permit production of accurate parts with minimal operator experience. A precision X-Y motion system is used to accurately move the nozzle to create the desired cutting path.