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Black_Moons
03-16-2011, 05:52 AM
5 axis waterjet.. Kinda silly right? I mean. what could you really cut in 5 axises that goes right through the material?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/5-Axis-Waterjet-Cutting-Head.jpg
<Edit> replaced inline picture with link because its HUGE.

Something like that perhapse :)

tdmidget
03-16-2011, 06:35 AM
Your picture is amazing . A gigantic file that shows nothing.

Westline
03-16-2011, 07:27 AM
Your picture is amazing . A gigantic file that shows nothing.
Pretty cool pic. I think my carpal tunnel came back after scrolling across that huge pic. :D
It's amazing what can be done with a extra axis.
Thanks for the post

Seastar
03-16-2011, 07:37 AM
That's amazing!
Do you know the material?
I want one.
Bill

GKman
03-16-2011, 08:06 AM
Wow. Things I never knew existed. Thanx for posting.

wierdscience
03-16-2011, 08:40 AM
Wow that picture has it's own Zip code:)

Neat little impellar,probably to replace the fan in somebody's GE refrigerator freezer.

Black_Moons
03-16-2011, 09:51 AM
Don't know the material.. Personaly I was most impressed by the way the blade pitch changes along the length of the blade... And the fact they managed to get it outta that stock without having to cut the stock more :P

Jaakko Fagerlund
03-16-2011, 11:19 AM
..so..where can I order one? :P

madwilliamflint
03-16-2011, 11:34 AM
Must.

Have.

tmc_31
03-16-2011, 11:38 AM
Awesome pic Blackmoons,

So... when is yours due to arrive? :)

Tim

John Stevenson
03-16-2011, 11:41 AM
Here's the picture.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/registered_user/5-Axis-Waterjet-Cutting-Head.jpg

Dr Stan
03-16-2011, 01:14 PM
Cool, looks like a great way to make mold cavities.

small.planes
03-16-2011, 05:32 PM
They forgot to put the shaft hole in...

All the gear, no idea ;)

Dave

gordsgarage
03-16-2011, 05:43 PM
That's awesome! Home built CNC is a thing of the past, I wanna do water jet. Would my garden hose have enough PSI?:)

Gord

Dr Stan
03-16-2011, 06:01 PM
Would my garden hose have enough PSI?:)

Gord

Sure, if you build a tall enough water tower. :D

Mech
03-16-2011, 06:19 PM
I thought everybody had one in their shed.

Here's mine.

http://www.caloundrawaterjetcutting.com.au/IMGP00300.jpg

lugnut
03-16-2011, 07:55 PM
That is cool. My first thought was: Now how am I going to chuck up that blade to bore the shaft hole? :confused: But with a water jet there would be no problem.:)

rkepler
03-16-2011, 09:41 PM
For those of you using Firefox you can download an add-on called "Image Zoom" - it allows you to scale & rotate images. My default setting is to fit the image to the display, so I never see the problems with this sort of giant image (and can zoom in to see the interesting bits w/o saving and loading into an image manager).

Toolguy
03-16-2011, 10:02 PM
That's a nice little shed there Mech - not to mention the wading pool.

Mcostello
03-16-2011, 10:27 PM
Wonder how long it's going to be before they show up at garage sales cheap?

Cheeseking
03-16-2011, 11:09 PM
Waterjets really are awesome. We call ours the "squirt gun" Not a 5 axis but definitely one of the more useful tools on the floor. Anyone familiar with WJ cutting notice the lack of a blast disk on that cutting head? I would not want to be in the vicinity of occasional kick-backs at that shallow angle:eek:

If you want one in the garage, no problem - start running electrical service for a 20-60 hp motor ;)

Mech
03-16-2011, 11:55 PM
Wonder how long it's going to be before they show up at garage sales cheap?
Probably a long time. The five axis cutting head is a $60,000 OPTION on my machine.

Strangly enough the cutting nozzle on that machine is exactly the same as mine, but uses a slightly different shield. I bought the different shield yesterday to try on my machine, the slits make it more flexible. The normal shield is on the right.

http://www.caloundrawaterjetcutting.com.au/IMGP0374.jpg


If you want one in the garage, no problem - start running electrical service for a 20-60 hp motor

Yep, my basic machine has a 30 hp motor to run the intensifier.


Cheeseking, what sort of machine do you have?

wierdscience
03-17-2011, 12:47 AM
I thought everybody had one in their shed.

Here's mine.

http://www.caloundrawaterjetcutting.com.au/IMGP00300.jpg


That's nice of you to offer us HSM members a discount on WJ cutting;) :p :D

Mech
03-17-2011, 01:19 AM
That's nice of you to offer us HSM members a discount on WJ cutting;) :p :D

Sure,all members get a discount, so long as you pay the freight.

( I just put in my location)

darryl
03-17-2011, 01:36 AM
What kind of fish do you keep in that wading pool- goldfish or trout?

Boostinjdm
03-17-2011, 03:05 AM
What kind of fish do you keep in that wading pool- goldfish or trout?

What ever they are, I bet they come out descaled and ready go cook. Maybe even boneless.

egghead
04-07-2011, 04:17 PM
Waterjets really are awesome. ...Anyone familiar with WJ cutting notice the lack of a blast disk on that cutting head? I would not want to be in the vicinity of occasional kick-backs at that shallow angle:eek:


This photo is of a WARDJet waterjet running a 5-Axis Psy-Winder cutting head.
They remove the guard / disk to make the picture "pretty" - it definitely comes with one.

More info found here:
http://www.wardjet.com/5-axis.html

Black_Moons
04-07-2011, 04:52 PM
Sure,all members get a discount, so long as you pay the freight.

( I just put in my location)

I wonder how much it costs to ship things back to austrialia, Recently iv been getting $12 flat rate shiping, 3 day, from austialia to canada via TNT, No idea what the weight limit is however.

lazlo
04-07-2011, 05:21 PM
Wonder how long it's going to be before they show up at garage sales cheap?

I've never seen a waterjet in person, but aren't they deafeningly loud? The waterjet is supersonic, isn't it?

The 3D cuts are very cool! I wonder how the economics work out versus wire EDM?

boslab
04-07-2011, 07:21 PM
ive never seen one of these beasties working, seen laser and that freaked me 0ut for a month, 20mm plate like cheese
I did have to go to an accident investigation at work as a labourer from a jetting company put a hole through his foot with a hand held lance! imagine what forces are at work inside that beast [ok i know its abrasive jetting not just water pressure!]
I like it so much i'm going to go see if i can get tensile test peices cut with one, they get milled at the moment and thats a pain with durbar tread plate [which still has to get tested, even if the test peice is 'lumpy'!
mark

macona
04-07-2011, 07:34 PM
I have been to IRC aluminum here in Portland where they have several machines. They are pretty noisy. And messy. The building has a thin coating of grime everywhere.