Using the Material Library

Within the Material Section of WAM, you will see an Add/Edit Material Button. Selecting it will bring up a menu allowing you to view your Material Library and create entries for new Materials. The left side of this menu shows the entire Material Library, while the right side of the menu shows the specifications of each entry.

 

WAZER Material Library

The Material Library contains default entries for the most popular Materials and sizes. These Materials will automatically be updated every time you log into Wam and will be indicated by a "W" Icon. You will not be able to edit or change these Material Library entries.

Adding and Editing Material Library Entries

There may be times where the Material Library doesn’t have the Material you are looking to Cut; in these cases, you’ll need to add a custom Material. When you add a new Material, it will be saved to your Account and all other registered users to your WAZER will be able to access it. You will see a small "USER" Icon next to custom entries.

  • Adding New Materials: Select the “New” button on the bottom of the menu and fill in the fields for the Material. You do not need to fill in all fields. It is sufficient to fill in only one Cut Rate before saving and using the Material.

  • Editing/Deleting Materials: You can always come back and edit/delete a Material you have created by clicking on the custom Material in the Material Library, editing the fields desired, and saving the Material. (Please note that editing/deleting is only available for custom Materials; default Materials cannot be edited.)

 

Material Entry

  • Material Type – This field is the highest level organizational structure of your Material Library. The categories within this dropdown are designated by WAZER and cannot be edited or added to.

  • Material Name – This field refers to the particular Material that falls under the Material Type. You can create as many new Material Names as you desire (i.e. composition and number designation).

  • Material Thickness – This field refers to the thickness of the Material, which can be entered in mm or in.

  • Cut Rate – Cut Rate is designated in three different levels.

    • Coarse – This refers to a rate that gives you the highest Cut Rate at the cost of Accuracy. It corresponds to the Material being cut nearly at its limit, leaving a sharp edge, especially towards the backside of the Material.

    • Medium – This refers to a rate that gives you a compromise between speed/cost and Accuracy. It corresponds to the Material being cut at a Cut Rate where a smooth edge can be expected with minor visible striations.

    • Fine – This refers to a rate that gives you the highest degree of Accuracy at the cost of Cut Rate. It corresponds to the Material being cut at a Cut Rate where individual striations are not visible, resulting in an almost perfectly sandblasted edge finish.

  • Pierce Time – This field refers to the amount of time the WAZER will sit in a single position at the start of a Cut. WAZER needs to punch through the Material before it starts to follow your Cut Path. If the Nozzle starts to move before the Material is Pierced through, you should increase the Pierce Time. However, if the Nozzle doesn’t move for a number of seconds after it has already Pierced through the Material, you should decrease the Pierce Time. The point at which WAZER has punched through the Material is both audible and visible – you will notice a change in sound and see air bubbles in the Tank once the Jet has Pierced the Material.

  • Lead – This field refers to the distance away from the intended Cut Path where the cutting should start. Even though the Jet coming out of the Nozzle is consistent, the Pierce Hole will be larger than the Kerf. You therefore want to Pierce away from the Cut Path and then Lead into it. Additionally, this is a good parameter to modify for Materials that chip easily or are not homogeneous. This will vary between Materials and Material Thicknesses.

  • Tab Size – This field refers to the distance that will be left uncut on a Cut Path to hold your Part in place. If it is difficult to break the individual pieces apart after cutting them, you should decrease this parameter. If the Tabs are breaking before the Cut completes, you should increase this parameter.