What is a Waterjet?
A waterjet utilizes a high pressure stream of water to erode a narrow line in the stock material. Typically a garnet abrasive is added to the waterjet to increase the cutting power, but the waterjet can cut some materials using water only. Therefore, the waterjet is a very versatile machine that can cut a variety of materials up to nearly 4" thick.
What Materials can a Waterjet Cut?
- All grades of steel and stainless steel
- Aluminum and alloys of all types
- Glass (non-tempered)
- Stone such as granite, quartz or marble
- And Much More
Benefits of Waterjet Cutting
- Production of precise parts with accuracy of minimal +/- tolerances
- Thickness cutting up to 4" for some applications
- Produces a smooth cut on the edge without material distortion or need for secondary processing
- Because the cutting is done with high pressure water near room temperature, no burn marks, cracking, excess burr or other thermal distortion issues created with heat-based or mechanical cutting
- No change in material properties or plastic resin melting
- Works in virtually all material applications