Desktop Waterjet cutter

Desktop Waterjet cutter

Postby oldtrainguy » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:38 pm

Came across a Kickstarter project for a desktop waterjet machine. Looks cool but the price tag is a tad bit high for the typical hobbyist. Laser engravers were pretty expensive when they first came out so maybe the price will drop over time.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294137530/the-first-desktop-waterjet-cutter

http://www.wazer.com/

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Re: Desktop Waterjet cutter

Postby Bernd » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:19 am

Pretty neat. One question I didn't see answered was what thickness the cutting curf is. In the video it looked quite large. Yet the portion showing the artist cutting what looked like pennies looked like the curf was quite small. Just wondering.

Would I own one. At present I'm on the fence.

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Re: Desktop Waterjet cutter

Postby Rob M » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:10 pm

1/16", scroll down to "Tech Specs" in the first link.
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Re: Desktop Waterjet cutter

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:54 pm

That's really cool and I could use it a million ways. But the price is out of range.
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Re: Desktop Waterjet cutter

Postby Richard-B » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:20 pm

I see this as a great addition to a fabrication service bureau... like Ponoko.
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Re: Desktop Waterjet cutter

Postby Bernd » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:04 am

Rob M wrote:1/16", scroll down to "Tech Specs" in the first link.


Got it. Thanks Rob.

Still seems a little big when considering cutting something for TT scale. Parts I'm looking at would be thin brass for frame and gear towers such as used by the Brits for their engines builds.

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