ABOUT Waterjet Cutting
Technology: Water Jet Cutting Services are machining services where ultra high pressure (>30,000 psi) and high velocity water streams containing abrasives are forced through jeweled orifices to create fine water jets which can cut virtually any material. The water pressure, velocity, and abrasives combine to literally erode the work piece creating the cut. Water jet cutters can cut a wider variety of materials than either laser or EDM machining including reflective materials such as aluminum or copper with precision tolerances. CNC and multi-axis cutting is available. Low costSafe - no hazardous gases or liquidsNo heat affected zoneNarrow kerf .002-.040 in.Intricate cutsHigh precisionHigh production or single pieceNo tooling changesFast set-up
Advantages: Water jet cutting tolerances are comparable to laser cutting tolerances and faster than EDM machining with lower capital and operating costs. Water jet cutting is also environmentally advantageous and provides many other benefits.
Limitations of Water Jet Cutting Services Cannot drill flat bottom blind holes with precisionCannot cut materials that degrade quickly with moistureSurface finish degrades at higher cut speeds which are frequently used for rough cutting
Applications: Water jet cutters can cut a wider variety of materials than either laser or EDM machining including reflective materials such as aluminum or copper with precision tolerances. CNC and multi-axis cutting is available.GlassStoneTitaniumSteelCarbon fiberStainless steelAlloysPlastics