What are the benefits of waterjet cutting?
Waterjet cutting is a process that uses a high-pressure stream of water to cut through materials such as metal, glass, and plastic. The water is typically mixed with an abrasive substance, such as garnet, to enhance the cutting power.
Non-Abrasive and Non-Hazardous
One of the main advantages of waterjet cutting is that it is a non-contact process, meaning that it does not produce heat or cause mechanical stress on the material being cut. This makes it well-suited for cutting delicate or heat-sensitive materials, such as electronic components or aerospace parts. Additionally, waterjet cutting does not produce hazardous fumes or dust, making it a safer alternative to traditional cutting methods such as plasma or laser cutting.
Versatile for Many Applications
Waterjet cutting can be used to cut a wide range of materials with varying thicknesses, from soft materials such as foam and rubber to hard materials such as steel and granite. The process can also be used to cut intricate shapes and patterns, making it well-suited for applications in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and architecture.
How Waterjet Cutting Typically Works
The waterjet cutting process typically begins with the creation of a digital design or blueprint of the desired cut. The design is then loaded into a computer-controlled cutting machine, which uses the waterjet to cut the material according to the design. The precision of the cut is determined by the quality of the waterjet nozzle, the pressure of the water, and the skill of the operator.
Overall, waterjet cutting is a versatile and precise method for cutting a wide range of materials. Its non-contact nature and lack of hazardous fumes make it a safe and environmentally friendly option for many industries. To learn more about waterjet cutting, contact us today or visit our page about custom waterjet cutting and our manufacturing capabilities.