Water jet cutting
It is possible to connect HSM-MODAL® to a system that allows the customer to cut using a water jet.
In general, the method of cutting materials with water is useful when conventional methods such as cutting with scissors or a laser are not possible due to the composition or strength of the material and where the material must retain its form at all costs (Comparison).
As well as almost all metal-alloys the customer can also cut composite, honeycomb as well as plastic and glass materials with water. The addition of abrasives to the water jet may be necessary when cutting thick or hard materials. In such cases the water jet nozzle is guided along the path to be cut at a short distance (3 mm) from the surface of the object and the material is cut to the thickness of the water jet (approx. 0.3 to 0.6 mm) (Method).
Besides the well-known advantages of cutting with a water jet, customers have the advantage that they can apply the technique of cutting with water themselves to large objects, such as large yachts, not just in 3 axis, but also 5 axis operation. Additionally, the open architecture of HSM-MODAL® lengthways allows customers to construct a water jet cutting path if needed and to efficiently use the water jet technique for their own purposes.
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