First Cut on Our New Waterjet!

Power and plumbing improvements completed, our new ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet cutter is ready to roll, and Hayes (student and makerspace employee) has really stepped up and figured it out. Here’s the first run, our mascot Nova rendered in the cheapest possible ceramic tile.

Tom, who did the plumbing for both the water jet and our sink, and who is an accomplished wood turner, was there for the first cut.


The finished product.

Nova Rendered in Tile

Though small, the ProtoMAX enables us to cut a variety of materials that we wouldn’t be able to otherwise, including tile and stone of various kinds, and metal, which students seem to really want to do. Looking forward to getting to know this machine!

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