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Offline smiffy

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The next must have for the workshop
« on: September 19, 2016, 04:26:52 AM »
https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/12/wazer-good-idea/      At the price mentioned this could revolutionise the home workshop

Offline Joules

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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 06:16:39 AM »
Apt name for something that can piss all over the place.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

Offline awemawson

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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 06:59:08 AM »
On another forum it was reckoned it used masses of abrasive so would be cheaper to farm jobs out  :(
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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 07:41:03 AM »
I calculated about $20 an hour in abrasive alone for a 1.5mm kerf.  No service life figures for nozzle and pump etc so hard to get a real cost of ownership.

Shame, as I like the concept.
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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 07:47:15 AM »
I am sure it will  improve  with further development  and I can see its uses . Just look at how 3D printing has improved and become available at a reasonable cost

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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2016, 08:18:00 AM »
To me water jet cutter would be far more interesting than any 3D printer. Real water jet cutters are expensive to buy and own. Cheaper alternative would be very nice.

3D printer I might get if there is one on that produces lost wax type patterns for investment casting. Total cost should be  reasonably low.

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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 07:19:13 AM »
Machinery: Optimum D320x920, Optimum BF20L, Aciera F3. -- I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. http://www.roughedge.se/blogg/

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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2016, 05:40:26 PM »
3D printer I might get if there is one on that produces lost wax type patterns for investment casting. Total cost should be  reasonably low.

All the SLA printers will do that.

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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2016, 04:25:16 PM »
interesting.  the waterjet at the works has a 10kW motor and a 3800bar pump it'll cut 4" steel but is not the quickest thing you'll ever see. I wonder just how useful this little thing really is????
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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2016, 05:44:10 PM »
On another forum it was reckoned it used masses of abrasive so would be cheaper to farm jobs out  :(
Aren't the abrasives re-usable? [to some extent?]
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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2016, 01:59:10 PM »
"Aren't the abrasives re-usable? [to some extent?]"

Not on the commercial systems. The garnet is blo wn onto the nozzles dry or it would just clog.

Believe it or not, the water does most of the cutting , the garnet helps the keep the cutting face rough so the water can do its job.



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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2016, 04:46:49 PM »
Thanks for that Bill

I always wondered which had more effect.

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Re: The next must have for the workshop
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2016, 07:27:24 AM »
"...it'll cut 4" steel but is not the quickest thing you'll ever see..."

You haven't seen me cut 4" steel with my hacksaw. I'd be skiving off for a break every 3 minutes. Your water jet must be fantastic.
Mark