Although, parts can be cut on a grid table like traditional waterjet machine, the typical working practice for cutting precision parts is more like that of the Wire EDM. Like all precision manufacturing the use of adequate fixturing methods is essential to obtaining parts of high accuracy. Finecut has several solutions for fixturing based on application and precision requirements.
STATE OF THE ART MACHINE COMPONENTS
To obtain a competent machine tool the FinecutTM machine uses the latest technology. High dynamic capacity and accuracy is obtained through linear drive motors with absolute encoders using thermally stable invar scales at 50 nanometer resolution. The high end control system (FANUC 31iB5 with ALPHA-drive technology) features options like nanometer interpolation to produce smooth motion.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OFFER PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS
The standard machine has a three axis control (X Y Z). A wide range of options are available, including 4th axis (A axis) with synchronous motion and spindle functions, and 5-axis manipulation of the cutting head. Further, a range of assisting technologies that improves automation, setup, inspection and handling come in form of options. Examples are fixturing and measuring systems.