5-axis cutting opens up a wide range of applications. Where the normal axes on a Waterjet are X (back/forth), Y(left/right) and Z (up/down), a 5-axis system adds A axis (angle from perpendicular) and C axes (rotation around the Z-axis). 540°rotating. Depending on the cutting head, the maximum cutting angle for the A axis can be anywhere from 55, 60, or in some cases even 110 degrees from vertical.
Waterjets – Green technology:
Waterjets produce no hazardous waste. This method uses very little water, and the used water is filtered. The abrasive is a non-toxic natural substance. Waterjets also eliminate airborne dust particles, smoke, fumes, and contaminates from cutting materials such as fiberglass. This greatly improves the work environment.