The waterjet cutting machine is in BIDC 103 – Manufacturing
Basic rules for the Waterjet Machine
- You must have previously completed the badge on passport for the waterjet cutter (proof will be required to use the waterjet)
- A BIDC TA must be present during the setup of the waterjet. Incorrect setup may damage the machine or lead to poor cutting.
- It helps to have extra material on the sides to clamp the stock. An inch of additional material on all sides is acceptable.
- Waterjet cutting can be a dusty process – be prepared with appropriate clothing.
- Do not tamper with any settings on the waterjet, or you will be asked to leave.
- You must dry the nearby floor using mops, clean and dry the clamps and the machine and take out any remaining material once your job is done.
- Set up on the waterjet may take longer than actually cutting the part so factor that in while estimating the time required for your job.
- Ask questions if you need help.
- Cut speed of upto 20 m/min
- Linear Straightness accuracy 0.07 mm/m
- Repeatability 0.05 mm
- X axis travel 6.5 feet, Y axis travel 6.5 feet and Z axis travel 6 inch
- Can cut almost all soft and hard materials ranging from wood to Titanium as long as it is in the form of a sheet
- Consult with TA for cutting metal parts thicker than 1.5 inch or for cutting special metals/alloys which are very hard. A test cut is recommended in such cases.
Materials that can’t be cut on Waterjet
- Toxic materials e.g. lead – our waterjet dumps excess water into the environment
- Unknown materials – see above
- Tempered Glass
Come to BIDC with a DXF file of the part you want to cut.