High Energy Fluid Jet Machining (HEFJet-Mach): From scientific and technological advances to niche industrial applications

D. A. Axinte, B. Karpuschewski, M. C. Kong, A. T. Beaucamp, S. Anwar, D. Miller, M. Petzel

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Abstract

With the increasing demands to generate complex parts on ever-more advanced, but difficult-to-cut materials, a group of technologies, generically called High Energy Fluid Jet Machining (HEFJet-Mach) has found niche applications that stimulated further development of science and technology in this field. Here HEFJet-Mach refers to unrestrained fluid jets used to remove and/or deform the workpiece material. The aim of this paper is to systematically present the recent developments of HEFJet-Mach from various perspectives: machine/system designs; modelling of both jet plumes and their interactions with the target surfaces; part quality including material integrity; supervision and control of the process; key aspects of machine maintenance and health and safety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-771
Number of pages21
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abrasion
  • Fluid jet
  • Waterjet machining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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