537,778 active members*
3,869 visitors online*
Register for free
Login
IndustryArena Forum > CNC Plasma, EDM / Waterjet Machines > General Waterjet > Highpressure waterjet cutting machine
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Highpressure waterjet cutting machine

    Hello CNCzone community,

    My name is NecatiUzun. I live in Germany and i'm a mechatronics student. I'm in my last semester of studieing and my bachelorproject is to build/create a Highpressure waterjet cutting machine (small and affordable).
    Since I'm really new to this CNC stuff im in desperate need of help. I've been looking up a bunch of Youtube videos about Controllers and Steppermotordrives, but they didnt seem to help that much.
    My problem right now is to figure out how im able to controll the x- ,y- and z- axis in terms of what software,controller,driver. Keep in mind it should be affordable.
    People suggested me to use T2Laser or mach3 and such, but im not quiet sure if my professor would allow me to use such software since they dont have to do anything with waterjet cutting.
    Dont get me wrong, with those softwares u are able to controll the electric engines on the xyz axis, but those softwares are mainly made for lasering or milling and such.
    I know about some Software for waterjet cutting called "Flowpath" and "Flowcut", but i dont know what controller (breakoutboard) i should use with it or if it is any affordable.
    Do u guys know any affordable Software for water jet cutting ? If yes i would like to know what controller i should use with it too.

    If u anyone wants to talk to me with Discord in Voicechannels, im down jst send me a discord link and i will join at the given time, keep in mind im from germany so the timezone might be different.

    Thx in advance

    NecatiUzun

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    12068

    Re: Highpressure waterjet cutting machine

    Quote Originally Posted by NecatiUzun View Post
    Hello CNCzone community,

    My name is NecatiUzun. I live in Germany and i'm a mechatronics student. I'm in my last semester of studieing and my bachelorproject is to build/create a Highpressure waterjet cutting machine (small and affordable).
    Since I'm really new to this CNC stuff im in desperate need of help. I've been looking up a bunch of Youtube videos about Controllers and Steppermotordrives, but they didnt seem to help that much.
    My problem right now is to figure out how im able to controll the x- ,y- and z- axis in terms of what software,controller,driver. Keep in mind it should be affordable.
    People suggested me to use T2Laser or mach3 and such, but im not quiet sure if my professor would allow me to use such software since they dont have to do anything with waterjet cutting.
    Dont get me wrong, with those softwares u are able to controll the electric engines on the xyz axis, but those softwares are mainly made for lasering or milling and such.
    I know about some Software for waterjet cutting called "Flowpath" and "Flowcut", but i dont know what controller (breakoutboard) i should use with it or if it is any affordable.
    Do u guys know any affordable Software for water jet cutting ? If yes i would like to know what controller i should use with it too.

    If u anyone wants to talk to me with Discord in Voicechannels, im down jst send me a discord link and i will join at the given time, keep in mind im from germany so the timezone might be different.

    Thx in advance

    NecatiUzun
    For X Y and Z it can be controlled with Mach 3 your software does not care where your axis is moving or what it is moving, you can try it for free 500 lines of code, you can use steppers or servo motors to move the axis so just because it only have for mills or lathe or lasers there is no difference for what you want to do

    I don't think there are any Control software for water Jet machines that you could buy and if you could it would not be cheap they are all using there own custom controls

    So for software any simple control software will work, you will need some I/0 a simple Breakout Board with some Relays already on it and you would be good to go

    I think the Flow path Etc. software you are talking about is only a cad program not a machine control

    This software could be used also this guy has some really good software that he has built himself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ0riDz8dTc
    Mactec54

  3. #3

    Re: Highpressure waterjet cutting machine

    Thx mactec54 for the informations ill defenetly check the video and mach3 out.

Similar Threads

  1. Waterjet cutting machine promotion of JETE WATERJET
    By livemott in forum News Announcements
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-25-2011, 03:25 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-19-2010, 02:40 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-17-2010, 09:09 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-17-2010, 08:51 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •