By DE Editors
Precision machine building company MDC Max Daetwyler AG and water jet company Waterjet AG, in collaboration with NUM, have developed a CNC-based water jet cutting machine they say is capable of cutting materials to within ±1 micron.
The new WOMAJET/microWATERJET machine consumes considerably less water and abrasives than traditional systems, according to its developers. It can handle land widths as narrow as 20 microns (0.02 mm). The machine uses a water jet, with a diameter of less than 300 microns, and can cut materials at a rate of up to 4000 mm per minute.
All three of the machine’s axes are driven by NUMDrive C servos. Overall control of the machine is handled by a NUM Flexium CNC system, equipped with a NUM FS152i HMI for operator input commands.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.