Accession Number:

ADA214952

Title:

High Pressure Waterjet Cutting Industrial Needs Survey

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1988-Sep 1989

Corporate Author:

METALWORKING TECHNOLOGY INC JOHNSTOWN PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of a survey conducted by personnel of the National Center for Excellence in Metalworking Technology NCEMT to assess the industrial needs in high pressure water jet cutting WJC technology. Survey forms were mailed to approximately 1400 individuals obtained from three mailing lists. The respondents included approximately 200 individuals associated with a variety of industries 12 were WJC equipment suppliers, 40 were WJC users, and 48 were neither suppliers nor users. The survey addressed five specific areas of WJC technology research and development, standards, systems, new products, and training and service. Results show that the need having the highest priority is the establishment of a database on WJC that contains the cutting parameters for a wide range of materials. Associated with this objective is the expressed need for an independent demonstration and test center for testing, data generation and operator training. A further need was found for establishing organized efforts in hardware development and research in mechanisms of cutting. Keywords Abrasive waterjet cutting. aw

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE