Spiral Air Assist?

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Spiral Air Assist?

Postby TLHarrell » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:24 pm

All the current air nozzle designs have the air assist enter radially, causing the air to basically make a 90 degree turn inside the nozzle and creating a very turbid flow. Would it be more efficient to have the air assist enter the nozzle axially, pointed down slightly, creating a downward spiral of air? Would this create a more defined stream of air that would help to keep the beam path to the material clear of smoke?
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Re: Spiral Air Assist?

Postby quadmasta » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:18 am

The air that comes out of my nozzle is anything but weak. It's probably not ideal and may benefit from what you suggested, but that'd make it harder to make.
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