At Austech 2017 in stand 555, Headland Machinery Pty. Ltd. will showcase the versatility and high precision cutting capability of the MAXIEM® 1530 abrasive waterjet with an A-Jet cutting head. As an effective alternative to conventional machining operations, abrasive waterjet cutting provides an efficient way to process parts from virtually any material and a wide range of thicknesses with no heat-affected zone. The Austech show will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center 9-12 May and is Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition.
Compared to other cutting methods, the sideways forces of abrasive waterjet cutting are low and the downward force is concentrated to a small area. What many new waterjet operators are unaware of is that the jet drives a significant amount of air into the catcher tank that causes the water to bubble under the workpiece. That bubbling can easily lift the material and move it sideways.