Lately, I’ve been considering purchasing a waterjet. Mostly because a knifemaker I know has been having issues getting small batch knife blanks cut from the local machine shop. At this point though he’s going to try a local small machine shop guy.
Anyway, besides cutting knife blanks for that dude I was wondering about other people who could utilize a waterjet service that was catered toward small parts and small batches. Waterjet machines are pricey and not free to run but I’m not out to make a ton of money off it, but do need to cover the expenses, maintenance etc.
(Not looking at the Wazer, it is by no means cost efficient)
If you’re not familiar with waterjet, waterjets can cut virtually anything. foam, rubber, glass, acrylic, wood, aluminum, steel, titanium. It leaves a very nice edge, has great accuracy and repeatability with no heat concerns. Like for example, a waterjet would be great at cutting out router clamps for the meticulous z axis.
Ideas of areas of need in the maker world, Maslow or otherwise?