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Jet Machining

Consisting of:
Fluid Jet Machining
Abrasive Jet Machining
Airbrasive Jet Machining
Copyright, 1999 Yaseen Mahmud &
Associates, Inc.

Airbrasive Jet Machining


Also called MicroBlast Machining is a
process using:
High pressure air with fine powder, blended
together to form an abrasive mixture.
This mixture is sent through a small, precisely
machined nozzle.
The result is a highly accurate abrasive stream
used for cleaning, cutting, drilling, deburring.

Airbrasive Jet Machining


Airbrasive Machines are
extremely versatile and
have limitless
applications. They have
the power to cut and drill
materials as hard as
diamonds as well as the
precision of delicate
items like fabric and
paper.

Fluid Jet Machining


Water-jet machining
It is manufacturing
through the use of highly
pressurized liquid, forced
through a nozzle and
used as the cutting tool.
The orifice can range
from 5 to 20 thousandth
of an inch.

Fluid Jet Machining


Water-jet machining
Water is most common liquid, however
alcohol,oil, or glycerol may be used
Water jets machining has been in use since
1970.

Water jets have many applications


ranging from cutting steels to sheets of candy
(using a sugar water or syrup for cutting).

Fluid Jet Machining


Some examples are:
Nickel alloys,
Titanium, tool steels,
glass, marble, brass,
copper, wood,
rubber, paper and
plastics.
The cutting thickness
is normally for any
size under 6".

Fluid Jet Machining


Advantages of
water-jet machining
The water stream
makes very little
noise.
Chips or waste is
moved out of the
way of the cutting
process.

Fluid Jet Machining


Advantages of water-jet machining
There are no bits or tools touching the material
surface, thus there is no tool
replacement costs.
Ultrahigh-pressure Water-jets cut to accuracy's
of +/-0.010".
Low level of mechanical stress (less than a
pound) placed on the work piece preventing
damage and deformations.

Fluid Jet Machining


Advantages of
water-jet machining
Omni-directional
cutting capabilities
allow the cutting of
intricate shapes and
curves not possible
with conventional
cutting tools.

Fluid Jet Machining


Advantages of
water-jet machining
Especially suited for
short run production
because there are
no tooling expenses.
There are no heat
affected zone's.

Abrasive Jet Machining


Abrasives, such as
garnet, diamond or
powders, can be
mixed into the
water to make a
slurry with better
cutting properties
than straight
water.

Abrasive Jet Machining

Advantages of Abrasive Jets


Quality finish
Materials cut by the abrasive jet have a
smooth, satin-like finish, similar to a fine
sandblasted finish.
Minimal burr
No heavy burrs are produced by the abrasive
jet process. Parts can often be used directly
without deburring

Advantages of Abrasive Jets


over Water Jets
Increased Accuracy
Compared to the
water jet 0.010,
abrasive jets average
from 0.00 5.
In this example, the
wall are a 0.025
wafer thin.

Versatile Machining
Cuts in wood

Versatile Machining
Etching- using a
rapid feed rate.

Conclusion
Jet Machining is the
right choice of tools
for:
Heat-sensitive or
Brittle materials
Glass

Composites and
Nonmetals

Burrless Applications
Produce long tapered
walls in deep cuts