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Abrasive-waterjets (AWJs) are formed by mixing high-pressure (up to 400 MPa) waterjets (0.1 to 1 mm in diameter) with abrasive particles in mixing tubes with typical 1/d ratios of 50 to 100. The pressure of the waterjet influences the overall performance of the abrasive-waterjet cutting system through operational and phenomenological effects.

Abrasive Flow Machining: The Secondary Process

Most water jet cutting references apply to a primary process that begins the fabrication of a material, ushering it through its first stage of production rather then the middle or end section. This is partly because the waterjet cutting machinery is able to shape, form and cut materials with smooth edges that resembles the natural […]

Advantages of Abrasive Water Jet

Advantages of AWJ In the early 1980s, AWJ machining was considered as an impractical application. Today, state-of-the art abrasive jet technology has grown into a full-scale production process with precise, consistent results. There is a similarity between wire EDM and AWJ machining. Both cut complex contours with a kerf. The diameter of the jet is […]

Abrasive Water Jet Article

Abrasive Water Jet Abstract: with the improvements of industry techniques and the Application of proper material of proper material, abrasive waterjet is widely used in many industry areas. Several case histories will be presented in this paper to illustrated application and performance of abrasive jetting. And the development of abrasive jet drilling is also mainly […]

Abrasive Waterjet

While cutting with water is possible for soft materials, the addition of an abrasive turned the waterjet into a modern machining tool for all materials. This began in 1935 when the idea of adding an abrasive to the water stream was developed by Elmo Smith for the liquid abrasive blasting. Smith’s design was further refined by […]