Rayotek Scientific Inc.’s New Water Jet Cutting System – Higher Precision, Faster Turn-Around

SAN DIEGO, California, July 8, 2013—Rayotek Scientific Inc.’s new, custom configured OMAX® JetMachining® Center (water jet cutting system) is now installed, tested and fully operational.
The new water jet cutting system was purchased specifically to meet customer’s ongoing needs for high-precision, quick turn-around shaping of sapphire, fused quartz, fused silica, glass and ceramics. The 4-axis system will provide the ability to manufacture complex very small to medium shapes quickly, with high precision and minimal waste. The system completely replaces many traditional grinding technologies which are far more time-consuming and costly.

Rayotek, in partnership with OMAX®, configured the water jet cutting system with maximum structural rigidity, customized software and state of the art precision optical positioning technology.  The machine was designed to optimize accuracy in shaping hard, brittle materials and to provide repeatable accuracy for the cutting of patterned products. The new water jet cutting system can also be used for rapid fabrication of specialized tooling and molds to meet quick turnaround demands.

“As customer requirements have evolved and Rayotek’s business has expanded, the need for faster tool making, rapid prototyping and manufacturing flexibility has become a necessity.  Over the past 12 months Rayotek has partnered with OMAX to configure the water jet cutting system to ensure the precise shaping of our specialty materials – sapphire, fused quartz, fused silica, ceramic and glass.” said Bill Raggio, Rayotek’s President and CTO.
Rayotek plans to use the water jet cutting system as a resource center for its own internal purposes, as well as offering high precision cutting services to its customers.

Manufacturing Capabilities

Work Envelope
Maximum cutting X-axis 52 in 1321 mm
Maximum cutting Y-axis 26 in 660 mm
Minimum cutting X-axis 0.040 in 1 mm
Minimum cutting Y-axis 0.040in 1mm
Maximum thickness Z-axis 8 in 203 mm
Minimum thickness Z-axis <0.001 in 0.025 mm

Accuracy of Motion *

Over 1 foot travel ±0.0015 in ±0.040 mm
Repeatability ±0.0005 in ±0.013 mm
Squareness 0.0005 in/ft 0.040 mm/m
Straightness 0.0005 in/ft 0.040 mm/m
*Machine accuracy is determine by design, material and thickness and is non-standard to OMAX 2652 typical accuracies.


About Rayotek

Since 1992 Rayotek has engineered and manufactured sapphire, glass, fused quartz and fused silica products, enabling world class companies to bring cutting-edge products to market. Rayotek’s expertise is creating solutions for complex customer needs and leading projects from the conceptual stage, through engineering and design, to final manufacture.

11499 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego CA 92121
Website: http://www.rayotek.com

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