What is it?
Waterjet cutters use a high powered jet of water, combined with abrasive sand to cut along a pre-defined line. Because of this, they are perfect for producing accurate cuts into sheet material.
Basics of use
Our waterjet cutter will cut almost any material up to a maximum thickness of 25mm with a maximum bed size of 300mm x 300mm. To use the waterjet cutter you need a CAD drawing of your design. This is normally a .dxf file that contains a line drawing of your cut. It can be created with CAD programs like AutoCAD, Solidworks or Fusion 360 or vector graphics programs like Inkscape or Inventor. If you need help creating files for laser cutting come and talk to a rep for help, or have a search online because we can’t be experts in all the CAD programs!
iForge Reps taking care of machinery
The Hardware team is responsible for understanding and maintaining the various pieces of machinery we have at the iForge. If there is an unusual issue with a piece of equipment, the Hardware team is the first to be notified. Find out more about them and the other teams that keep the iForge running on our Meet Our Team page!
If you want to be a part of the Hardware team or any other iForge team you can register your interest here.
If you want to see what other teams you can be a part of by volunteering with the iForge click here.