New jet-cutting machine accurate down to one micron

Posted on 6 Sep 2010 by The Manufacturer

Precision machine building company MDC Max Daetwyler AG and specialist water jet company Waterjet AG, in collaboration with NUM, the CNC machine tool manufacturer, have developed a CNC-based water jet cutting machine.

It is capable of cutting materials to within ±1 micron – which is 20 times more accurate than competitive machines. Potential application areas include the medical, automotive, electronics, aircraft and aerospace aerospace sectors.