Optimization Factors in Abrasive-Waterjet Machining

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M. Hashish

Quest Integrated, Inc. (formerly Flow Research, Inc.), 21414 68th Ave. South, Kent, Washington 98032

J. Eng. Ind 113(1), 29-37 (Feb 01, 1991) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2899619 History: Received August 01, 1989; Online April 08, 2008


This paper discusses the factors that need to be considered when selecting the operational parameters for abrasive-waterjet (AWJ) machining. Machining applications such as cutting, milling, and turning are considered along with sample data. The effects of different AWJ parameters on both the functional performance of the AWJ system components and the material removal process are discussed. Factors for optimizing these parameters include hardware limitations, high-pressure-related phenomena, and the performance interaction among the different nozzle components. Due to the large number of parameters and factors involved in AWJ machining processes, significant improvements in performance may be obtained by optimizing these parameters.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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