Finepart Sweden waterjet system enables precise, non-thermal cutting

Originally titled 'Waterjet system enables precise, non-thermal cutting'

Finepart Sweden’s micro abrasive waterjet system offers non-thermal micro cutting for composites in a variety of applications.

Finepart Sweden AB’s (Bollebygd, Sweden) new Finecut micro abrasive waterjet system has a reported positioning accuracy of ±2.5 microns and the ability to cut precise, complex parts with diameters as small as 200 microns and as large as 500 mm. The system’s particle erosion process adapts to the material and cuts complex shapes out of most materials, including composites, reportedly without causing thermal or mechanical damage. According to Finepart, the system is used in applications such as prototyping, fine mechanics and tooling, medical devices, aerospace, watchmaking and luxury goods. The machine can be used with the company’s customized solutions for fixturing and handling, and new machinery options are retrofittable to older models. Additional features include the ability to pierce and cut in one setup, high cutting speeds, no need for recast layers and the ability to cut nonconductive materials.