Paper Presentations and Case Studies
WJTA-IMCA's biennial technical conferences grew from the initial US Water Jet Conference held in 1981 in Golden, Colorado. In accordance with its mission to promote the study and advancement of waterjet and industrial cleaning technology, WJTA-IMCA has made the historical conference proceedings available to the public. To view proceedings and papers from previous conferences click here (redirects to WJTA-IMCA website).
The preliminary list of papers and presentations includes:
- 3D Near Net Shaping of Titanium Aluminide via Abrasive Water Jet Controlled-Depth Milling
- 3D Printing Applications in Waterjet Nozzle Fabrication
- A Study About the Effect of Confining Pressure on High Pressure Jetting
- A Study About the Effect of the Structure Parameters of the Multi-orifices on Nozzle Discharge Coefficient
- Abrasive Water Jet Machining Effects on Kerf Quality in Thin Fiber Metal Laminate
- Computational Fluid Dynamics used in the Design of Waterblast Tooling
- Cutting and Drilling with Supercritical Fluid Slurry Jetting
- Design of Experiments Based Waterblast Process Modeling and Optimization Used in Equipment Design and Setup for Specific Applications
- Design Protocols of Cavities Created by Waterjet Borehole Mining of Thin Seam Deposits
- Development of a New Method in Order to do Silent Abrasive Water Jet Turning Process Apparatus
- ...and more – click to view the full list
Waterjet Technology Basics & Beyond Short Course
This unique educational opportunity provides an overview of the fundamentals of waterjetting, as well as an in-depth discussion of specific applications and robotics, all taught by leading professionals from industry and academia.
The Basics & Beyond is intended for anyone with an interest in waterjet technology, ranging from first-time users and new employees to those seeking to increase their level of knowledge, including field techs, suppliers, support staff, engineers, marketing personnel and potential new users.
The popular "Boot Camp" sessions provide focused, high-impact presentations on various timely topics in the areas of hydroblasting, industrial vacuum and industrial cleaning. The list of topics includes:
- Air conveyance through a vacuum truck
- Hands-Free Hydro-Excavation
- Hydroblast training and certification
- Pressure loss in waterjet systems
- Robotics in hydrodemolition
- The hidden dangers of static electricity in HAZLOC vacuuming operations
- Understanding the power of vacuum
- Waterblast nozzle selection
- WJTA-IMCA–Endorsed Training Program presented by the Houston Area Safety Council
Panel Discussion – Safety, Quality and Productivity Through Automation
The new panel features end user and automation developers discussing how the design and application of automated high pressure water cleaning equipment has improved safety, productivity and quality of industrial cleaning.