Makers, hobbyists and developers that are looking for an easy way to cut through a number of usually awkward materials directly from their desktop may be interested in a new desktop waterjet cutter called WAZER.
WAZER has this week launched via Kickstarter and has already raised just under $500,000 thanks to over 228 backers with still 59 days remaining on its campaign. The desktop system is capable of cutting any material with digital precision using a high pressure water jet.
Check out the video below to learn more about its features and functionality and how the WAZER can help you cut through metal, plastic and other materials with ease, and has pledges starting from $3,599.
WAZER is the first waterjet cutter that can fit in every workshop. It cuts through any material and is compact and contained, making it, clean, safe and quiet to operate. WAZER’s digital control achieves detail and accuracy impossible by hand, while freeing you up to complete other tasks. Traditional waterjets cost upwards of $100,000, but with WAZER, we’re changing that, bringing this advanced technology to every workshop.
WAZER can cut through any material, which allows you to make things with professional-grade quality. Waterjet technology has significant advantages over conventional cutting methods:
– Cuts any material
– Achieves intricate detail
– Requires no ventilation
– Results in a smooth surface finish
– No heat-induced material warping
Waterjets, however, are known for being large and expensive machines that require significant infrastructure and high maintenance. For these reasons most individual makers and small businesses don’t have access to a waterjet, so we decided to make one that could be used with a limited budget and minimal space. WAZER works by combining sand-like abrasive particles with a high-pressure water stream. The mixture exits the nozzle and cuts through the workpiece, removing material through a micro-erosion process. The abrasive used, referred to as “garnet”, consists of rock that is ground to very small and consistent particle sizes. Garnet is a commodity, it is non-toxic and is easily disposable.
For more information on the new WAZER desktop waterjet cutter jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.