WAZER is the first compact waterjet that cuts any material with digital precision. The high-velocity jet uses high-pressure water and sand-like abrasive particles to cut through materials such as metal, stone, ceramic, composites, plastic, rubber, and foam.
The WAZER system has two components: the main unit and the pump box. The pump box is connected to a water supply and then to the main unit, where the cutting occurs.
Abrasives are added by simply pouring them into the integrated storage compartment. Since they are simply crushed rock, excess abrasives can safely be disposed of by pouring them out of small buckets inside the machine. Excess water is removed during operation via a drain hose.
Connect to a normal household power supply and a computer, then load the part you wish to cut into WAZER's web-based software, WAM. WAM uses finished drawing files (.dxf or .svg) and walks you through the procedure needed to set up and cut the model. Set up the material you're using and the cutter's height and you're on your way.
While traditional water jets can cost around $100,000, WAZER brings waterjet cutting to any size classroom and workshop at an affordable price. It's the perfect addition to your Makerspace/Fab Lab!