Desk Top Waterjet Cutter

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Desk Top Waterjet Cutter

Postby tfbncc » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:58 am

Well, this looks interesting. A small desktop waterjet under $5,000. I know that a lot of the members here do small custom work and prototyping and this would simplify a lot of procedures. I can think of several projects I have wanted to do but don't have the money or space required for traditional tools and machinery.

Here's a list of videos on youtube showing the prototype in action.

Videos Galore!

Pre-order prices: $4499.00 without stand, $4749.00 with stand.

Now the not so good news. It won't start shipping until December 2017.

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Re: Desk Top Waterjet Cutter

Postby Rich Jordan » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:48 am

I'm on kickstarter and have never managed to get them to send me notifications of interesting stuff like this. I always get the 'support our leftist propaganda content creation' stuff...

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Re: Desk Top Waterjet Cutter

Postby SoupOrMan » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:31 pm

Desktop waterjet cutter?

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Re: Desk Top Waterjet Cutter

Postby HTRN » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:59 am

I'm probably the most qualified to comment, as im both familiar with waterjets (my company just recently got two new flow hyperjets), AND has seen the Wazer in person.

Its a great idea, easily the second best finished product i saw at maker faire, only surpassed by the Cnc handheld router guys.(hands down the best thing was the ability3d guys, but they're barely out of the alpha prototype stage).

I want a wazer, but not as it currently stands, as it has several major drawbacks:
1)it is severely limited in thickness of material i believe it can only do 3/16 in steel max.
2)the total work area is too small - only 12x18
3)It uses ridiculous amounts of garnet, for a waterjet.this is due to relatively low pressure it operates at (I've heard that its as low as 2000 psi compare that to a hyperjet operating at 90k psi). I suspect they're using an electric pressure washer pump.

What I'm waiting for is for somebody to figure out how to retrofit a cnc router with a waterjet head - a shapeoko XXL with a waterjet would make an excellent product.
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