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Mechanics and Construction => Mechanics and Construction => Topic started by: SimonArthur on September 14, 2015, 11:36:55 AM

Title: [advertisement] [sorta] Construction techniques for waterjet cut parts
Post by: SimonArthur on September 14, 2015, 11:36:55 AM

When I first learned about using waterjet cutting to build parts for robots, I thought it was a neat technology, but didn't see how it could help me in parts where I felt I needed three dimensional cutouts, like in gearboxes and frames.

Over time though, I've learned that there are fewer limitations than I thought. By using a variety of techniques, you can overcome many of the limitations. For example, the motor mounts, frame, and lifting arms on my latest robot are all waterjet cut (

I put together a series of articles on how to design around the limitations of waterjet cutting (this applies to laser cutting too. Read more about building with waterjet cut parts on the Big Blue Saw website. (