Waterjet Cutting

waterjet cutting
THE WATERJET CUTTING PROCESS:
• WAS FIRST INVENTED IN THE 50'S BUT WASN'T UNTIL THE 70'S THAT NEWER TECHNOLOGY MADE IT MORE COST EFFECTIVE
  FOR MANUFACTURING
• UTILIZES HIGH PRESSURE WATER AND GARNETT FOR THE CUT MEDIA
• CAN RUN PRESSURES UP TO 100,000 PSI (BY COMPARISON, PSI ON AN INDUSTRIAL PRESSURE WASHER RUNS ABOUT 2000 PSI)

Polishing
Machining
Bending
 

ADVANTAGES:
• CAN CUT MATERIALS UP TO 18" THICK
• NOT LIMITED TO WHAT IT CAN CUT – CAN BE METALS, PLASTICS, STONE – IF IT CAN BE PUT ON THE TABLE, IT CAN BE CUT
• NO HEAT AFFECTED ZONE – GREAT FOR FINISHED HOLES THAT WILL REQUIRE FURTHER MACHINE, EX. TAPPED HOLES
• VERY GOOD AT CUTTING SMALL PROFILES IN THICKER MATERIALS
• VERY GREEN PROCESS – WASTE WATER CAN GO DOWN THE DRAIN AND THE GARNETT CAN BE SAFELY DUMPED IN
  LANDFILLS BEING A NATURAL ELEMENT

DISADVANTAGES:
• NOT COST EFFECTIVE ON THINNER MATERIALS – EX: ¼" CARBON STEEL CUTS AT AROUND 10 IPM COMPARED TO 80-100 IPM ON LASER

EDGE QUALITY IS GRADED ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 5

waterjet cutting