25 April 2017
25 April 2017
Water Jet Sweden's new T-model is a multi-purpose waterjet cutting machine designed for in-house production, part manufacturing, and design, engineering and prototype workshops. It can cut composites, metals, plastic, glass, stone and many other materials, up to 200 mm thick, with the same cutting tool.
The T-model is reported to offer high performance at an entry level price. It has been designed to be quick and easy to install, easy to operate, and to fit into a container to reduce transportation costs. The result is a complete machine system available at a price from around €100 000.
The T-model is operated with a CNC control system from Fanuc and the system is powered with original intensifier pumps from BFT and KMT. The machine comes with a five-year performance warranty.
Photo provided by Waterjet
Composites UK reports that its members are supporting the new 2018-2021 Safety in Manufacturing Plastics and Composites strategy (SIMPLC).
Composites are considered hard to join and researchers have predominantly focused on mechanical joining technologies including crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing. The Composites Europe exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November will show the advantages and drawbacks of each of these processes.
The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University are commencing a study into the use of thermoplastic tapes in injection moulded parts. Companies interested in joining the study are invited to a kick-off event during Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on 18 October.