Waterjet cutting is a method of cutting that uses a mixture of fine sand and water, sprayed at a high velocity, through a small orifice, to create a cut. The result is a fine stream that is capable of cutting through a variety of materials. It is one of the most efficient and cost-effective methods of cutting that does not come with the material impact that other forms of cutting create.
Benefits of Waterjet Cutting
There are several advantages that waterjet cutting has over other methods.
Firstly it is not limited by the thickness of the material to be cut. It can cut through materials of all thicknesses, including stacked material, thereby increasing productivity and efficiency in cutting, while still maintaining perfect quality. Other cutting methods may struggle or require a secondary cutting approach to cut through thicker material, where the waterjet will cut through thicker material with ease, saving you time, energy, and effort in the process.
No heat is required in the operation of the waterjet cutting. Heat can cause a variety of negative effects on the material, such as melting, warping, or discolouration. It can even change the characteristics of the material when cutting with heat through thicker materials. Waterjets help to create the perfect cut without affecting the structural integrity of the material. It is also extremely accurate and can be used for the most intricate of cutting.
Waterjet cutting can also be performed on almost all kinds of materials. Its ability to glide through thick material also allows it the ability to cut through almost anything. Not only is waterjet cutting suitable for a variety of metals, but it is also suitable for other materials such as wood, plastic, stone, rubber, glass, tile, etc.
Waterjet cutting does not create any hazardous waste when in operation and is considered ‘green technology’ as it has a very low impact on the environment.
To take advantage of these benefits, contact Vest Profiling today for a quotation.