AMRC demonstrates giant new waterjet milling machine

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has recently purchased a brand new waterjet/milling machine, supplied by WardJet.

This video shows the new machine cutting a demonstration piece for the AMRC’s waterjet open house with its partner WardJet – using a five-axis waterjet head to cut the centre’s logos into a 1.5m carbon fibre composite cylinder:

The AMRC’s GCM-series machine is a giant gantry-style composite milling centre combining WardJet’s waterjet technology with high-speed five-axis machining.

With over 1.5 metre of z-travel for the cutting head and four metres of cross-beam travel, it is one of the world’s largest combined waterjet-machining centres.