The challenge of this assignment was the 3D water cutting of 14 fully curved plates from a preformed and extremely hard base material.
The basic material is a half-ball bottom made of 16Mo3. This material is used as a weldable steel in the manufacture of industrial boilers and steel pressure vessels in the oil, gas, and chemical industries. Due to the chromium and molybdenum content of the material, 16Mo3 has excellent heat and corrosion-resistant properties.
The dimensions of the hemisphere:
- Diameter 1900mm;
- Height 950mm;
- Wall thickness 30mm.