Recent advancement in abrasive waterjet for precision multimode machining

Liu, P.H-T, Webers, N. and Cutler, V. (2018) Recent advancement in abrasive waterjet for precision multimode machining. In: 24th International Conference on Waterjetting, 5-7 September 2018, Manchester.

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Abstract

Abrasive waterjet (AWJ) has been demonstrated as a versatile tool that inherently possesses several technological and manufacturing merits unmatched by most machine tools. Among technological merits, AWJ is material independent and a cold cutting tool, capable of pre-serving the structural and chemical integrity of parent materials. The performance of water-jet has been elevated to the degree that it often competes on equal footing with conventional tools such as lasers, electronic discharge machining (EDM), and photochemical etching. For certain applications such as cutting heat-sensitive materials, AWJ is superior to thermal cutting tools such as lasers and electrode discharge machining. Furthermore in the absence of direct tool contact with the workpiece, AWJ mitigates several issues of heat and mechan-ical damage to composite materials and rapid wear of drill bits. AWJ produces no toxic byproduct and is more environmentally friendly than photo-chemical etching. The single-tool AWJ with accessories is qualified for multimode machining. Together with its cost effectiveness, fast turnaround, and user friendliness, AWJ is poised to be adopted broadly for stand-alone and near-net-shape machining. The versatility of AWJ is demonstrated through the presentation of a collection of AWJ-machined samples for various applications

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Department for Engineering & Design
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornament
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Event Title: 24th International Conference on Waterjetting
Event Location: Manchester
Event Dates: 5-7 September 2018
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Depositing User: Vanessa Cutler
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 12:26
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 12:26
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5177

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