The TesGen team recently visited HydroSolutions of Duluth to fabricate sheet metal parts for our generator. The HydroSolutions staff provided excellent service and expertise about their waterjet capabilities. The staff also took the time to give the Tesgen team a tour of the facilities, explained past projects and provided additional details about the waterjet cutting operations. Some of the topics discussed were tolerances, abrasive material used, cutting pressures, importing .dwg files and the software used in the cutting process.
The team submitted CAD files to Chad, the waterjet operator; and within a few minutes, we were able to begin the cutting process. Below is a picture of the desired cutting path (red) and nozzle path (green)
The parts that we received were machined to the high degree of accuracy that was required. The team is planning to return to HydroSolutions in the near future in order to finish cutting operations and create the bends and rolls necessary for continued construction of the generator.