6 Benefits of Waterjet Cutting

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1. No material limitations

Waterjet cutting is versatile applicable, cutting nearly any material; composites, plastics, metals, glass, stone or rock, ceramics, and rubber. With the addition of a granular abrasive, a waterjet cutting machine can perform quality cuts on materials up to 120 mm thickness.

 

2. No Heat Affected Zone (HAZ)

A major advantage of waterjet cutting is that no heat-affected zone (HAZ) occurs due to its cold cutting method. Not only does cold cutting enable clean cuts, but it also increases the operators’ safety significantly by eliminating the risks of burns.

 

3. No material distortion

Through its cold cutting method, the heat exposure can be bypassed, which is especially critical for materials like metal, leading to a fine cut without distortion in the material. This results in a smooth and burr-free cut.

 

4. No additional finishing process

The immediate high cutting quality ensures a precise result, avoiding an additional finishing process. This significantly accelerates the cutting process and saves time, increasing the overall efficiency.

 

5. No hazardous waste

The growing importance of environmentally friendly processes throughout the industries is becoming more apparent. A significant advantage of waterjet cutting is that it does not create any hazardous waste in the form of fumes and gases, unlike other cutting technologies.

 

6. Cost Saving

Waterjet requires minimal fixturing and tooling so you can save valuable time on your shop floor. Waterjet cut accurate, clean edges that allow for tight nesting and reduced scrap — saving you money through greater material utilization and waterjet has helped many clients in reducing their cost up to 5%-20%.

Why Waterjet?

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Waterjet is the ultimate machine tool, no matter the application. Why? On top of ultimate versatility, there are three main benefits to waterjet cutting.

 

COLD CUTTING PROCESS SATIN SMOOTH EDGE MINIMAL KERF
This means no heat or stress is imparted into your cut materials. This means you can take the part directly off of the cutting table, with no secondary finishing required. Minimal kerf and high accuracy combined with the ability to cut virtually any material means more opportunities.

Green Benefits

Waterjet cutting is a cold cutting process that eliminates slag deformation and dross waste – unfortunate effects found in plasma and laser cutting processes.

Additionally, both the garnet used in abrasive cutting as well as the water is recyclable