Cutting A 3D Skull Speaker With 90 Degrees
With recent advances in control and motion technology, 5-axis water jet cutting (abrasive and pure) has become a reality.
Where the normal axes on a water jet are named Y (back/forth), X (left/right) and Z (up/down), a 5-axis system will typically add an A axis (angle from perpendicular) and C axis (rotation around the Z-axis).
Depending on the cutting head, the maximum cutting angle for the A axis can be anywhere from 55, 60, or in some cases even 90 degrees from vertical.
As such, 5-axis cutting opens up a wide range of applications that can be machined on a water jet cutting machine.