What is Water Jet Cutting?
Abrasive waterjet cutting systems use a combination of water and garnet to cut through materials considered "un-machineable" by conventional cutting methods. Using small amounts of water while eliminating the friction caused by tool-to-part contact, abrasivejet cutting avoids thermal damage which can adversely affect metallurgic properties in materials being cut. The ability to pierce through material also eliminates the need and cost of drilling starter holes. Because abrasivejet cuts with a narrow kerf, parts can be tightly nested thus maximizing material usage.
Abrasive waterjet can cut through materials ranging from 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) to 12 inches (305 mm) with an accuracy of ± 0.005 inch (0.13 mm).
When coupled with a suitable motion control system, abrasive waterjet cutting provides extremely accurate cuts with a high degree of repeatability over a wide range of materials and shapes.
Abrasive Waterjet is excellent for the cutting of complex shapes, and in fragile materials such as glass, the high failure rate due to breakage and chipping of corners during conventional processing is virtually eliminated. Whatever your industrial need, abrasive waterjet is an accurate, flexible, and efficient cutting system.
Abrasive waterjet cutting is used in the cutting of materials such as: