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Waterjet cutting

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The details that cannot be cut with laser, and the tolerance of which does not permit the use of plasma cutting, can be cut by water jet. Water jet cutting is used for a very wide variety of materials:
- steels and metals,
- plastics,
- glass,
- composites,
- ceramics,
- stone,
- cardboard,
- foil,
- rubber,
- wood,
- plywood.

About waterjet cutting

Cutting with a water jet, which is the carrier of garnet,i.e. the cutting material, is ideal for cutting hard and soft steel, plastic materials, glass or even wood.Cutting using water technologymeans mainly very high accuracy.At higher thicknesses it exceeds the precision of laser cutting without causing deformation of the material or additional stresses as well as without affecting the thermal changes in the material. Cutting with waterjet technology does not pose practical limitations regarding thicknesses or materials.Depending on the capabilities of the machine and pump, cutting thickness can reach up to 200 millimetres.At the same time, it is important to maintain appropriate parameters due to the changes in cutting geometry resulting from the deviation of water jet.

It seems that the water jet cutting is devoid of drawbacks. But this is not true, the biggest drawback is the cost associated with cutting.Therefore, this kind of cutting is viable in certain cases and for cutting certain materials.Plasma or laser exercise much better at lower sheet thicknesses, waterjet is far better coping with aluminum, copper, plastics or rubber. The high cost of waterjet cutting results from high prices of garnet and consumablessuch as nozzles, tubes or flanges.

Waterjet Cutting is ideal for large thicknesses of materials, including metal sheets and plastics. It is possible to simultaneously cut with multiple heads, but it is necessary to use then much larger pump.Easy cutting of significant thicknesses of metal sheets and other materials and precision associated with this cutting place Waterjetson high positions.

Each sheet metal cutting technology has its pros and cons. Water cutting is primarily connected with a very pretty cutting edge, the possibility of processing heavy and diverse materials and lack of heat affecting material.At the same time at low sheet thicknesses, water is much slower and less efficient than even lasersthat guarantee high cutting quality and high performance.

Plasma cutting is carried out up to thickness of 50 mm
Oxy- fuel cutting is carried out up to thickness of 200 mm
Water jet cutting is carried out up to thickness of 200 mm.

Do you have doubts whether to choose water jet cutting or another method? Consider also laser cutting methods.