OMAX CORP., Patrick Turpin, International Coordinator
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We let AZoM’s Chief Editor out of the office for a day to attend the National Manufacturing Week Exhibition held at Sydney’ Darling Harbour Convention Centre from May 27-30 2008. While at the show, he spoke to a few exhibitors about their products and technologies.
AZoM’s Cameron Chai had a chat with Patrick Turpin, International Coordinator for Omax Corporation, manufacturers of abrasive water jet cutting systems, a rapidly growing technology that is clean cutting, environmentally friendly with low noise impact.
He compares abrasive water jet cutting to other cutting and machining technologies such as plasma cutting, wire EDM, CNC etc. in terms of what can be cut, advantages of abrasive water jet cutting, dimensional accuracy, running costs, tooling costs and cutting speeds.
One of the big advantages of abrasive water jet cutting is that it can cut almost anything. It can cut hard ceramics, kevlar, carbon fibre composites, right down to soft materials such as sponge. The only thing we have found that it can’t cut is tempered glass.
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