Capability of advanced abrasive waterjet machining and its applications

M. C. Kong, D. A. Axinte

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Abstract

Abrasive waterjet machining has been recently considered as a promising, emerging nonconventional technology with an extensive growth in its market share and research activities. In this paper, a Europe's first 5-axis AWJ system established at the University of Nottingham will be introduced followed by some of the research works explored on the capability of AWJ machining (e.g. AWJ cutting, AWJ drilling, AWJ milling, AWJ turning) on exotic materials such as Ti-based alloys at different niche applications. Thanks to advances in the complementary AWJ technology (e.g. ultra-high pressurized pump) and advanced machine designs (e.g. multi-axis machine movement), it was found that the machining capability of abrasive waterjet (even plain waterjet) can be extended if innovative strategies are applied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Pages1674-1682
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2011 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 29 Jul 201131 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume110-116
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2011
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period29/07/1131/07/11

Keywords

  • Abrasive waterjet capability
  • Applications
  • Waterjet cutting
  • Waterjet drilling
  • Waterjet milling
  • Waterjet turning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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