High Energy Fluid Jet Machining (HEFJet-Mach): From scientific and technological advances to niche industrial applications

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  • Dragos Axinte
  • B Karpuschewski
  • A.T. Beaucamp
  • S. Anwar
  • D. Miller
  • M. Petzel

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  • University of Nottingham
  • Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg


With the increasing demands to generate complex parts on ever-more advanced, but difficult-to-cut materials, a group of technologies, generically called High Energy Fluid Jet Machining (HEFJet-Mach) has found niche applications that stimulated further development of science and technology in this field. Here HEFJet-Mach refers to unrestrained fluid jets used to remove and/or deform the workpiece material. The aim of this paper is to systematically present the recent developments of HEFJet-Mach from various perspectives: machine/system designs; modelling of both jet plumes and their interactions with the target surfaces; part quality including material integrity; supervision and control of the process; key aspects of machine maintenance and health and safety.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-771
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number2
Early online date19 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2014


  • Abrasion, Waterjet machining, Fluid jet