Title

Considerations in the Installation of a Precision 5 Axis Waterjet Cutting System

Abstract

The University of Missouri recently procured a 5-axis waterjet cutting system to perform cutting tasks specified in a major research project. While the blending of precision with waterjet cutting is not new, the degree of precision required for this project, and the specifics of the cuts, made the multi-axis approach necessary. The paper will discuss some of the obstacles encountered in obtaining, installing, and maintaining a precision 3 dimensional cutting station. Many considerations are relatively obvious, but there are also those that are not, and the marriage of 5 axis robotics with abrasive laden high pressure waterjets presents some interesting challenges. © BHR Group 2006 Water Jetting.

Meeting Name

18th International Conference on Water Jetting

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 BHR Group, All rights reserved.

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