An Improved Model for Contour Damage Compensation in 3D Waterjet Machining
Waterjet machining is a particularly flexible and powerful tool for processing of high-performance materials which are difficult to machine conventionally. Waterjet cutting is a non-conventional and time efficient cutting technique without any significant thermal influence. However, it is difficult to handle as contour damages such as striations and taper angle arise in the component for 3D cutting applications. Consequently, it is mainly used in industry just for simple cutting tasks. Therefore, the main goal of this study is to compensate the contour damages of 3D cutting applications by employing an optimized model for 3D waterjet cutting. By using the optimized model with a particular dynamic process control, the necessary required inputs of the currently prevailing 3D waterjet processing are decreased. Moreover, these processes have been optimized in terms of reducing the striation and taper angle formation. By overcoming the contour damages during 3D waterjet cutting, the utilization potential of the waterjet machining for modern productions has been increased.