Here is what Carolyn Minerich of Carmin Industries had to say about this project:
“Our palm tree project was first waterjet cut from 30 pieces of 1/8” x 5′ x 10′ aluminum (3003 Alloy). We waterjet cut the chevron patterns. The pieces were then roll formed and welded to circular support rings that were also waterjet cut. This was an excellent application for our 8′ x 12′ table! We thought the most difficult part was roll forming … until we got to the welded sections! It was like a puzzle … that gratefully went together very smoothly.”
Thank you, Carolyn, for these pictures. If you have pictures you would like to share, send them by with a short description of what it is, what it is made of, and any notes on how it was made.
Techniques for working with brittle materials, such as granite and marble.
When cutting laminated materials with a waterjet, you need to use some techniques to keep the water from getting between the layers and ruining the material.
A discussion about how to cut glass with a waterjet to minimize broken and chipped parts.
Parts made by waterjet
Four pages of various parts made by waterjets, plus some pictures of waterjets and screenshots of software.