Waterjet-based micromachining

  • 01-Oct-2013 08:49 EDT

The MicroMAX JetMachining Center from OMAX provides the speed, versatility, and accuracy of abrasive waterjet technology to cut parts smaller than 300 μm from a range of materials, including exotic metals, advanced composites, polymer thermoplastics, and glass. The rigid machine has a table size of 2.3 × 2.3 ft and an X-Y cutting travel of 2 × 2 ft. It uses high-precision linear encoders, innovative vibration isolation, and intuitive software control systems to achieve a position repeatability of 2.5 μm and a positioning accuracy of approximately 15 μm. The machine comes with a high-precision 7/15 Mini MAXJET5i nozzle with a 0.007-in orifice and 0.015-in mixing tube for cutting delicate, complex patterns.

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