Cut a variety of materials
Waterjets can cut a wide variety of materials including, metal, wood, stone, glass, composites, ceramic and acrylics.
No heat affected zone
Waterjet cutting does not create heat during the cutting process, so there is no heat-affected zone or thermal distortion which occur with lasers.
Waterjets have a low environmental impact
Abrasive waterjets typically use garnet as the abrasive material. Garnet crystal’s is a natural mineral with physical properties that make it a superior abrasive ideal for industrial applications. The garnet abrasive is inert and is non-toxic and due to the fact very little metal is removed in the cutting process, waste contamination is minimal.
Waterjets are safe
Waterjets are extremely safe. Even though waterjets do use a very high pressure stream of water, there are no rotating parts as the waterjet stream passes through a stationary nozzle. Unlike other forms of cutting, there are no noxious fumes, such as vaporised metal and no risk of fires.
Capable of cutting uneven surfaces
Laser cutting requires the material surface to be uniform, when cutting uneven surfaces the laser can lose its focus and cutting power. Waterjet cutting is capable of cutting uneven surface such as wood without these issues.
Capable of cutting thick material
Waterjet cutting offers significantly better tolerances on thicker materials and is capable of cutting up to 200mm thicknesses.
Superior edge quality
Due to waterjet cutting being a cold cutting erosion process, the finished edges require little or no finishing.
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