Precise abrasive waterjet

Precise abrasive waterjet

March 20, 2017

OMAX

http://www.omax.com
3D/Additive/Alternative

MicroMAX comes standard with a Tilt-A-Jet cutting head to achieve virtually zero taper and the abrasive waterjet system is capable of a positioning accuracy of less than 5µm.

Contributing to the ultra-high precision capability of the MicroMAX is OMAX’s proprietary linear traction drive system that use optical encoders. Protective bellows seal off all precision components inside the MicroMAX and the machine’s rigid construction minimizes vibration, enhancing its accuracy. A catcher tank cooling package is now an available option to keep the water at a steady 72°F, preventing the work material from expanding and contracting during machining.

MicroMAX can machine virtually any material in a wide variety of thicknesses. The cold-cutting nature of waterjet machining means there is no heat-affected zone (HAZ) and therefore no change to the material properties. Waterjets can handle materials that are difficult to cut with lasers and EDMs and make an excellent complement to other machine tools. A rotary axis accessory can be added to the MicroMAX for full 6-axis machining.

The MicroMAX has a small footprint and a steel, epoxy-coated enclosure with sliding doors for quiet, clean machining. A mobile work station with easy-to-use controller software provides the operator with convenient set-up and monitoring capability.