This week, our agent, Darry Jia, representing Finepart in China, Hongkong and Macao was visiting us to learn more of the Finecut process
Cutting depth to width ratio
4 mm thick titanium grade 5 here cut with our 0.3 mm micro abrasive waterjet. This part shows our capability of cutting highly complex shapes with fine details, note the precise hole features at the end of each spring element. Micro abrasive waterjet has the capability to cut high thickness compared to the jet diameter – the thickness to jet diameter ratio here is 17 to 1. The process is non-thermal and the material will not have any recast layer nor heat affected zone.
Do you have components where you are doing difficult and costly machining after heat treatments to define its version? This is often generating high inventory levels or long lead time. With the Finecut™ machine you can make small precision holes, non-thermally, in hardened steel parts. By doing this you can keep them in stock before you define version and then easily cut the part for JIT delivery (just in time delivery). Maybe the Finecut™ can help you decrease stock levels and improve Customer satisfaction?
Broad range of Components for the global industry
Finepart™ produces the machine Finecut™ that is supporting companies around the globe with solutions of machining in all kinds of materials and industries. The Finecut™ solves real challenges or helps cost saving and improves productivity and quality. The picture shows the great variety of areas where the product currently is used all over our globe. Do you want to see how Finepart can support your business? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
The Finecut™ microjets enables cutting of highly miniaturized parts, this example in 18 carat gold. The high accuracy is attractive in jewellery applications. Virtually all metals can be cut and for rare metals, the loss of material is low. The erosion process does not affect the material itself and precious metals, for example, can easily be collected and recycled. With the use of ca 10-gram abrasive per minute, the recycling does not require handling of large quantities. Don’t hesitate to contact us!
Hisspitch från Lars Darvall till Aktiespararna, 2020-04-20 (in Swedish)
Different requirements – Different speed
The Finecut™ HMI, Finesoft™ in combination with the IGEMS software makes it easy to use and becomes a simple process for the operator to optimize the speed according to the designed quality requirements. This will help our customers to focus on the areas which have high functional requirements. By doing this, a cost optimized solution will be provided to each part. Do you need help to optimize your produced components? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
We are proud to announce that Finepart™ yesterday launched the newly started Finepart Academy™ in the current time over video. This new format will help our community of agents and customers to better understand and promote the unique benefits of our Finecut™ Machine and its place on the global scene. Yesterday, we had two sessions of the first part in a series of programs, which will be available through scheduled webinar and live trainings. Would you like to know more, or maybe join the Finepart™ family? Please contact us.
Small parts used inside your body – Finecut™ makes it possible
Finepart™ can with its Finecut™ machine make small parts out of Nitinol (memory shaped alloy which requires non-thermal cutting), Memory models that can be used inside the body in complex surgery, so called Laparoscopy. The metal “remembers” its original position and will therefore come back to its original position repeatedly. Do you have an application where we can support you? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
The Finecut™ machine is not designed as a conventional waterjet; an open noisy machine that makes the environment in your workshop wet and dirty. Finepart has chosen to do a complete capsuling of the Finecut™ machine. With the extremely compact design and small footprint, it is easily placed in your workshop side by side with other equipment, such as machining centres, CNC etc. Contact us for more information.
Combined materials – The perfect match for Finecut™
With the Finecut™ micro waterjet you can reach extreme precision with multiple materials at the same time, without compromising your requirements. As the method is not requiring conductive material and is non-thermal, you will achieve fine cuts which normally does not need any post processing to fulfil your demands. The above picture is a cut made in the combination of Brass, Glass, CFRP and Titanium. Contact us for more information.
We received a question if we could help out cutting in obsolete Swedish coins, to be pendants for necklaces from a small company called Telluco UF.
Telluco UF is a youth start- up company run by 5 students and this company is a part of their education. Of course we got excited to take on this challenge and in the film in the link below you can see the final result.
Machining hard materials with expensive tooling costs?
Do you have issues with tooling cost when machining hard materials? In some cases, we know that suppliers have a tool life of less than 5 minutes machining hard materials. This will have a big impact on tool cost, process time and in some cases labour cost. With the Finecut™ machine you can do pre-machining of thick materials up to 100 mm or more without changing tools and labour. This will increase efficiency and cut costs. Interested in discussing your application? Contact us for more information.
The Finecut™ machine combines the advantages of non-thermal cutting and providing a process not limited to conductive materials. Finepart™ is therefore able to support Customers to machine materials such as carbon fibre, where fine and high precision cuts can be achieved without any finishing. Do you have a challenge with advanced material, contact us to see how we can solve your issues
Today we have had an open house at Finepart Sweden in Bollebygd and several curious businesses visited us. Are you interested to be one of our guests next time we have an open house? Please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Lars Darvall and Christian Öjmertz presenting Finepart Sweden AB to investors (presentation in link in Swedish)
Save the date!
We are exhibiting at SIAMS in Switzerland 10-13 November and MACH in Birmingham UK 20-24 April. Come and meet us!
Finecut™ – from small to large, without precision compromise
Did you know the Finecut™ machine has equal precision and tolerances for small components as parts up to 0,5 x 0,5 meters. With cutting speeds up to 20 m/min and with a tolerance of ±10 µm, this makes the Finecut™ machine equally suitable for Prototype workshops as for Volume Production. Contact us for more information.
World premier! Finepart introduces a new level of complexity in precision cutting. Our latest development offers advanced 5 axis cutting. This novelty enables unique opportunities of non-thermal near net-shape machining in hard-to-machine materials.
We often get requests for cutting glass with chamfered edges. This can be solved by 5-axis functionality or as in this case with a high-frequency spindle. First we cut the contour and then we grind the chamfer edge. This is made in one set-up, were the HF spindle is attached at a fixed offset to the cutting head. This is a part of our extensive option program.
We are happy to announce Lasea as our new sales partner in Switzerland. Lasea is a well-known supplier in the watch & jewelry industry with an extensive customer network . Our micro abrasive technology will be a good complement to their femtosecond lasers, as we are serving different needs on the market.
We look forward to a successful cooperation!
Our technicians continues to push the limit for what is possible to cut with our Finecut machine. Today they cut a tube in 28 mm thick rubber, wall thickness only 1,6 mm! Rubber is a soft material that easily distorts by any instability in the jet dynamics. Extraordinary precision and a highly parallel jet stream is required to maintain constant wall thickness through the hole tube.
With our micro abrasive waterjet, we can make precision shims with complicated geometry with fine features of any shape. No material distortion by heat is limiting the feature size. Picture shows steel with layer thickness of 0,05 mm.
Our Finecut machine has a 5 axis functionality as an option, which can be used both for taper compensation and angled cutting. Pictures shows a small turbine with twisted blades.
2 dl of water and 10 gram abrasive is what is consumed per minute with our smallest nozzle FAW200, only 200 µm in diameter. For high-precision non-thermal cutting.
2019-05-08 Engineering ceramics and abrasive waterjet =
Highly engineered materials like Zirconia is hard to machine with conventional methods as it is hard, resistant to wear and brittle. Micro abrasive waterjet is one of the few machining methods that can cut Zirconia in hard condition to any shape. The picture shows a heart in zirconia cut with Finecut WMC500II.
2019-04-08 New order in!
We are happy to announce that we have just received our first order for a Finecut machine to Asia. Our Global journey continues!
2019-04-05 What is the benefit of non-thermal cutting?
The waterjet process does not generate any heat, this is an important advantage for the machining of advanced metal alloys. The material properties of these are often a result of a material structure in combination with heat treatment. Micro abrasive waterjet does not use any heat for its material removal and will not change the material properties. That is why the process is suitable for cutting of sensitive alloys like Nitinol, aerospace grade Titanium, magnesium alloys and nickel-based alloys.
2019-03-20 Installation Santa Clara, USA!
First cut after installation at our agent at HS&S, Santa Clara, USA!
2019-03-12 Micro Abrasive waterjet – also for thicker materials!
Many people think that micro abrasive waterjet machines can cut only thinner materials but this is not correct! The Finecut WMC500II can be equipped with larger nozzle/orifice and as a result you get more cutting power, still with good control of the process. The picture shows 40 mm thick titanium (Ti6Al4V), the thinnest segment is only 0,1 mm wide – from top to bottom!
2018-11-08 World Drone Racing with help from Finepart!
Congratulations to Oscar Nilsson who won the junior World Drone Racing Champion in China last weekend. Sweden conquered a second place in the team competition. We were happy to contribute to the success by making precision cutting of the carbon fiber composite parts in the drone.
2018-10-24 Finepart road-show
Finepart is now doing a preferential new share issue to finance investment on new and existing markets. This week we are on a road show, come and meet us in Stockholm, Göteborg or Lund or have a look afterwards on the recorded web cast. See links below (all in Swedish!).
You can also look at an interview with our CEO Lars Brodal
2018-09-05 MICRONORA Exhibition Besançon, France
We will exhibit at Micronora together with #Multistation! Come and talk about micro abrasive waterjet with us – you will find us in Hall C booth 426
2018-04-10 – MACH Exhibition Birmingham, UK
Come and visit us this week at MACH, hall 19 – stand 300!
2018-02-09 – Exhibition UK
The Finecut micro abrasive waterjet technology will be available for live demonstration at MACH2018 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. You find us at the booth of Rainford Precision. Hope to see you there!
2018-02-09 – New Sales Agents
We are pleased to inform you that ”Machines & Methods” is now our sales agent in the north-west of USA and ”Multistation” who will cover france, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Welcome to our team!