Water Jet Cutting
It works by pressurizing water up to 60,000 psi, and forcing it through a tiny opening. Water jets are capable of cutting a variety of materials with CNC accuracy. Typical part tolerances range from between 0.003 and 0.008 of an inch. When small amounts of abrasive particles, such as garnet, are mixed into the jet stream, the resulting “abrasive water jet” can cut metal, plastic composites, stone, brass, copper, and many other types of materials.
Water jet cutting systems are the world’s most versatile machine tools. They are capable of cutting virtually any shape in a single step with edge quality that usually requires no secondary finishing. They’re the most productive solution for cutting a wide range of materials from 1/16 inch to more than six inches thick.
Our customers enjoy many benefits from the Water jet cutting system:
- Minimal setup and fixture time
- No retooling between jobs
- Multiple parts cut in a single pass
- High edge quality reduces secondary finishing
- Narrow “kerf” saves raw material