Water Jetting

For some of our larger sheet parts we had some precision water-jetting done, in order to cut down on the costs and time of machining. The plate on the left was cut from 3/8in 6061 aluminum, and will become the top plate of our rover after we machine in the grid of tapped holes, and over 140 weight saving pockets. The parts to the right are cut from 1/2in aluminum. They will eventually be machined down to an ‘L’ profile doughnut shape, that will be welded onto the insides of the wheels in order to provide support and a means of attaching the debris shield.