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FINECUT WMC500II 5 AXIS TYPE B4X

Micro Abrasive 5 Axis Waterjet Cutting Machine

High Speed Complex Precision 5 Axis Waterjet Cutting Technology, Ideal For Prototyping

Ideal for prototyping or one-off parts and cutting highly complex shapes, with cutting width down to 0.2 mm. 5-axis cutting with tool center point control and corner optimization by waterjet motion strategy.

  • Cutting width down to 0.2 mm
  • 3 dimensional cutting
  • 5-axis cutting with tool center point control
  • High inclination angles and complex shapes
  • Perfect for prototyping

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Finecut Micro abrasive WATERJET Technology

Advantages and Capabilities

Increase Your Productivity, Cutting Speed, Precision, While Doing Complex Cutting.

Ideal for prototyping

Ideal for applications that require complex cutting

3D abrasive cutting capabilities

Cutting 2X as fast, compared to 3 axis cutting

Ultimate taper control and taper elimination

Able to cut materials of almost any kind, both soft and hard materials

Compared to traditional cutting methods, the Finecut waterjet technology has the cutting edge capabilities that combines cutting speed, ultra high precision, and three dimensional cutting with taper elimination, into ONE cutting edge waterjet machine, the Finecut WMC500II 5X B4X

3D prototype cut on 5 axis waterjet
3D shape cut with Finepart waterjet cutting machine

Micro abrasive WATERJET Cutting System – Beyond cutting edge

Precise & Complex Waterjet Cutting

Finecut Waterjet with tiltable nozzle & rotating work piece

This manipulation system has a detachable A-axis. This enables combining the full versatility of filling the 500×500 mm work envelope with parts one day with 3 or 4 axis precision cutting, and then the next day produce highly complex 3D-shaped parts. The A axis has one driven spindle and one support bearing. Both can be fitted with custom made fixturing. As the A-axis can rotate the work piece 360 degrees it is possible to cut helical shapes that involves multiple full revolutions of the work.

The B4X 5-axis waterjet machine facilitates

3D cutting up to ± 45º degrees

Full 360 degrees rotation of cutting head

Tiltable nozzle and rotating work piece

Optional probe for calibration of A axis

A-axis is table-mounted & moves the work piece

Finecut B4X Waterjet Video

Finecut 5X, B4X Waterjet Machining Center

Finecut B4X, 5 Axis Waterjet Machining Center
Finecut 5x B4X Waterjet Machining Center

The Finecut 500II type B4X waterjet machining center features an ultra precise motion capability that accurately reproduces the programmed geometry. The Finecut 5.axis waterjet machine has been designed to optimise the part precision to a level much higher than traditional cutting methods.

  1. Dynamic, high accuracy motion system with linear motors, ultra-high resolution, and thermally stable positional feedback
  2. Water jet cutting table mechanically attached to the motion equipment for ultimate accuracy.
  3. Rigidly built machine tool frame
  4. Easy set-up of machine fixtures for a wide variety of different applications with optional solutions including live fixturing with synchronous motion.
  5. Software and operators panel developed especially for abrasive waterjet cutting.

Technical information

Finecut Waterjet Machining Center 500II type B4X

CNC Control:

Fanuc 31i-B5 and ALPHA Servo Drive with Nano Control

Motion system:

Linear motors and zero backlash reduction gears for precise motion

Absolute encoders:

Thermically stable Invar® linear encoders, 50 nm resolution

Motion Axis

  • Linear servo motor drive on X-Y axes motion
  • Precision ballscrew servo drive on Z
  • Positioning accuracy*: ± 2.5 µm
  • Repeatability*: ± 2 µm
  • Typical cutting tolerance ± 10 µm
  • According to ISO 230-2

Cutting Speed

  • Max cutting speed: 20 m/min
  • Max traverse speed: 40 m/min
  • Acceleration: 0.5g (X, Y axes)

Cutting System Option

  • Fine Abrasive Waterjet: 0.2 mm, 0.3 mm.
  • Abrasive Waterjet: 0.4 mm, 0.5 mm

Work Area

  • Cutting envelope (X, Y, Z): 500 mm x 500 mm x 80 mm
  • Fixturing area: 700 mm x 700 mm (max depth 700 mm)
  • Machine table size: 900 mm x 900 mm (W x D)
  • Back door allows for inserting work pieces

Extra features for B4X

  • Work envelope 500 x 500 mm for 3 axis cutting
  • Work envelope ca 370 x 200 mm between centers in A-axis fixure depending on fixturing
  • ±360º tilting capability on A axis, A axis can be removed when not required 
  • ±45º tilting capability on B axis (optionally 40º with safety zone)
  • Selection to run in 3X+2 rotation axis mode or using 5 axis Tool Center Point (TCP) programming
  • Possibility to set up safe zones to prevent tilting jet from damaging fixtures

The Finecut Human Machine Interface

high pressure water pump for Finecut waterjet machine
High pressure water pump

High Pressure Water Pump

The cutting process is powered by an ultra high pressure intensifier that supplies the waterjet cutting machine with 4.000 bar water pressure with a smooth water pressure profile, and minimum pressure fluctuations. The compressed water, for the waterjet cutting machine, is delivered through high-pressure hard tubing, and the water pressure settings are controlled via the control panel on the Finecut waterjet cutting machine.

If needed, the high pressure water pump can be placed away from the waterjet, in another room, or on another floor.

Our 3 waterjet cutting systems

Depending on material, part complexity and level of miniaturization, our precision cutting can be made with any of our cutting systems that are available in 3 different categories

  • Fine / micro abrasive waterjet
  • conventional abrasive waterjet
  • pure water waterjet

A range of sizes from 0.2 mm to 0.76 mm is available, whereas the larger jet facilitates a greater cutting power.

Finepart waterjet cutting nozzle
Finecut WMC500II 5 axis waterjet optional fixturing solutions

Flexible fixturing

Complex 3D parts can be cut with an additional servo axes, that manipulates the part synchronously to the cutting motion, in order to provide access for the cutting jet. A variety of innovative fixturing’s solutions can be adopted depending on the part requirements, and if needed you can easy make your own fixtures, using the machines palletized fixturing solutions. This means that for repeat orders, this solution enables you to quickly set up and produce.

Advanced Options

The Finecut waterjet machining center can be equipped with several options like:

  • Measuring probe
  • 5-axis waterjet cutting head
  • Turning axis
  • Drilling unit
  • Vision system
  • and more

We constantly develop new options to serve customer needs for efficient production, and all options are retrofittable to existing of the Finecut waterjet machines.

Finepart's Finecut WMC500II waterjet options
Finecut waterjet machine dimensions

A precision machine for any workshop

The Finecut waterjet cutting system is a compact fully integrated high-precision waterjet cutting machining center. This means that the small footprint (1315 x 2060 x 1750 [LxWxH] mm) makes it is easy and convenient to place in your workshop. The fully encapsulated design keeps water and grit in the waterjet cutting machine, so it can operate alongside your other CNC machines.

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Taper elimination with tilting waterjet cutting head

Taper Elimination & Higher Cutting Speed

By adding 5 axis capability to adjust the approach angle of the jet, the taper in the cut can be compensated and speeds will not need to be reduced more than to meet an adequate surface quality. In other words, you can increase the cutting speeds up to 50% which means a significantly higher throughput in the waterjet machine. As a result, your return of investment will come with advantages in both quality and productivity.

CAM Software IGEMS 5x

Programming of 3D models are significantly more demanding than following 2D contours. But, the IGEMS 5X software makes this task easy and the software is available as an upgrade to the standard IGEMS CAD/CAM/AWJ software.

  • Make tool-paths from STEP or IGES files.
  • Analyses the geometry to optimise for waterjet cutting.
  • Automatic speed calculation depending on thickness and cutting parameters.
  • Automatic speed ramping depending on geometry.
  • Add bridges and tabs to fixate the part in the material.
IGEMS software for 5 axis waterjet cutting machine
Design of 3D cut in IGEMS 5X software

Materials That Can Be Cut With Finecut 5-Axis Waterjet System

The Finecut™ WMC 500II 5-Axis waterjet machine is a highly dynamic and fully encapsulated motion system 4 axis cnc waterjet cutting machine that can cut virtually any material with a width down to 0.2 mm. 

Always with Finecut

Flexible fixturing for any application

several solutions for different applications and requirements

State Of The Art Machine components

latest technology for high dynamic capacity and accuracy

Additional functions offer practical solutions

great assisting tech for improved automation, setup and handling

High-end support systems from reliable partners

high pressure technologies for enhanced precision and control

User-friendly panel with Finesoft software

easy to use interface for software & operators panel

Retrofittable developments

always gain from the latest technology and innovations