Design, analysis and testing of a 5-axis solution for water jet cutting

DS 71: Proceedings of NordDesign 2012, the 9th NordDesign conference, Aarlborg University, Denmark. 22-24.08.2012

Year: 2012
Editor: Assoc. Prof. Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen, Professor John Rasmussen, Assoc. Prof. Kaj A. Jřrgensen, Assoc. Prof. Christian Tollestrup
Author: Andersson, Kjell; Kutlu, Asim; Langenoja, Markus; Rosengren, Jonas; Sosa, Mario
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Design Society, United Kingdom
ISBN: 978-87-91831-51-5


Abrasive water jet cutting is a technique which utilizes water mixed with abrasives, projected at high velocities to cut a wide range of materials. With a 5-axis solution for angled cutting chamfered cuts of material e.g. for parts that later are going to be welded and thus reducing one manufacturing step can be performed. This paper reports project work made in the MF2004 Machine Design advanced course at KTH. It describes the design and analysis of a first prototype (alpha prototype) of a 5-axis solution as well as the design of a second prototype (beta prototype). The selected concept is a tool center point (TCP) solution where the chamfer angle is realised by two rotations and the TCP position is independent of these rotations.

Keywords: 5-axis, water cutting, prototype


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