Micro Abrasive

Narrow cuts, extreme tolerances and abrasive cutting advantages

The Fine Abrasive Waterjet (FAWJ) process is a refinement of the already proven Abrasive WaterJet (AWJ) process, whereby the advantages are applied to Micro applications.

The biotech sector has been one of the first to adopt the Micro Abrasive model – e.g. for production of implant plates. The technology allows cutting with low material erosion, leaving practically no burr and no heat-effected zones.  Thanks to the option to cut thin layers of material, pliant structures can be created. This way, material failure due to structural fatigue can be eliminated.

The FAWJ process can be applied for several machine models, but only the Micro model NCM 10 offers a complete micro-cutting environment. Special linear encoders mounted on a frame isolate the structure from vibration and thermal effects. Repeatability over a 1000 mm working area can be reduced to the order of 2.5µm (micrometre) and part tolerances of 10µm in 10mm thick materials can be realized.

Videos

Introduction of NCM Micro 2013

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