3D water cutting cone bottom

The challenge

The challenge of this assignment was the 3D water cutting of 14 fully curved plates from a preformed and extremely hard base material.

Gekromde platen uit 16Mo3
The base material

The basic material is a half-ball bottom made of 16Mo3. This material is used as a weldable steel in the manufacture of industrial boilers and steel pressure vessels in the oil, gas, and chemical industries. Due to the chromium and molybdenum content of the material, 16Mo3 has excellent heat and corrosion-resistant properties.

The dimensions of the hemisphere:

  • Diameter 1900mm;
  • Height 950mm;
  • Wall thickness 30mm.
3D watersnijden kegelbodem
'Measuring is knowing'

That’s why we let the machine run a complete 5-Axis simulation beforehand to make sure there are no complications during the cutting process. For your imaging the simulation (afterward) in the video.

The end result

The result of this fantastic assignment is 28 curved plates from 2 cone bottoms. The plates as well as the cone bottoms have been returned to the client.

We look forward to the next challenge!

3D watersnijden platen

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