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Cutting 3D parts in different work planes
High Tech Industries need to make 3D parts in hardened metals, special alloys and composite materials with accurate, high precision cuts. Water jet cutting technology is often preferred since it eliminates stress in the material and leave the edges without heat effected zones. For decades Water Jet Sweden has been manufacturing high precision abrasive water jet cutting systems to leading aerospace, defense and power industries around the world.
Water Jet Sweden FiveX 3D Cutting Head
Advantages for Defence, Space, Aerospace and Power Industries
Large-scale 5-axis processing allows the advantages of the water jet process to be utilised in the finishing of fabricated structures, pressed parts, molded composite parts and other 3-D parts. With Z-Axis capacities up to 1000 mm and a generous working area, the waterjet technology has been embraced largely by the Defence, Space, Aerospace and Power Industries. Designed materials such as hardened steel, titanium, kevlar and carbon fibre can easily be cut to precise form. Applications include trimming of molded parts into their final shape.
Water Jet Sweden Five X NC5 machine system with an extra 2D cutting head
World leading 3D waterjet cutting system
The FiveX machine model is built with our most advance technology. An exceptionally stable design to safely and repeatedly perform high precision free form cutting of full 3D parts. It has a 90° cutting angle in all directions thus the machine has full size walls and automated stainless steel frontal protection. An intelligent Probe Interface is integrated with a large library of pre-designed measurement cycles. Electronic abrasive feeders control and secure the cutting process.
Water Jet Sweden FiveX NC5 cutting system just installed
Designed to meet specific customer needs
Each FiveX-machine is designed specifically to meet every customer’s unique production requirements. The machine shown in this article has a set of specific design features:
- Second cutting head parked by one side, when activated the water jet machine quickly turns into an efficient multiple head cutting tool.
- One safe access door on each side of the machine for availability and easy operations.
- Handy operating panel inside on each side plus walking area for precise job setup, and spray nozzle with hose reel for quick and easy cleaning while loading and unloading.
The 2D head is armed with drilling unit, height sensor and electronic abrasive feeders to control and secure the cutting process.
Water Jet Sweden FiveX NC5 3D cutting tool and a 2D cutting tool fully equipped
High safety walls on a Water Jet Sweden FiveX NC5 cutting system.
Water Jet Sweden is well-known for producing advanced waterjet machines of high quality based on specific customer requirements. However, in recent years it has invested heavily in R&D to develop lower priced complete machine systems suitable for basic cutting needs at an entry level price point. One of those is the H model, a mass market complete machine system for all types of machining in 2D with premium components. Still providing high quality and long life performance, this standard machine is popular in prototype and spare parts workshops, educational centres and for internal production. It is also used for industrial production processes and contract cutting.
In recent years, several machine manufacturers have launched machines under the Micro category but on closer inspection it’s clear the definition of Micro is actually very different between manufacturers. For many, it is simply a smaller machine whereas for Water Jet Sweden a Micro machine is primarily designed for very high precision manufacture of micro components. At the same time, there are other options if you need to process small items or make narrow cuts.
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