The previous post was the first in a planned series of articles on waterjet cutting.
There is a plethora of information available on the Internet on how waterjet cutting works. For example, the major waterjet machine manufacturers offer detailed information about their products. However, this kind of information is not focused on helping you complete a project.
That is why I have decided to write for designers, engineers, experimenters, and artists based on my experience at Big Blue Saw. The purpose of these articles is to give you the knowledge of how to design things such that they can be made using waterjet cutting. This includes understanding the advantages and limitations of the waterjet cutting process. More importantly, I want to examine how you can work within these limitations to produce things that are useful and beautiful.
Many of the techniques I will describe also apply to other 2D machining techniques like laser and plasma cutting as well.