In the world of manufacturing, precision and efficiency are key. Whether you're cutting metal, plastic, stone, marble or glass, companies need a reliable and versatile cutting technology that can meet their production needs.
This is where water jet cutting comes in.
Water jet cutting is a profiling method that uses a high-pressure jet of water to cut through materials. There are 2 types, pure water cutting and abrasive. Abrasive water jet is typically mixed with an abrasive substance, such as garnet, to increase cutting power. Water jet cutting can be used on a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, composites, glass, ceramics, and more. The result is a precise and clean cut that requires little to no finishing work.
So, why should you consider using water jet cutting? Let's take a look at some of the key benefits:
Versatility: Water jet cutting can be used on HUGE variety of materials, making it an extremely versatile. Whether you’re cutting metal sheets or intricate designs in stone, water jet cutting can handle the task with ease.
Precision: With water jet cutting, you can achieve high precision cuts with minimal wastage. This is because the water jet is cad-controlled, meaning it can follow complex designs with great accuracy.
No heat-affected zones: Unlike other cutting technologies, such as laser cutting or plasma cutting, water jet cutting doesn’t produce heat-affected zones. This means that there is no risk of warping or distorting of the material being cut, making it ideal for materials that can be sensitive to heat.
Eco-friendly: Water jet cutting is a relatively eco-friendly cutting technology, as it simply uses water and an abrasive to cut through materials. Meaning there are no harmful fumes or chemicals produced during the cutting process, thus making it a safer and more sustainable choice.
Cost-effective: It can be a cost-effective choice for companies, as it requires minimal finishing work and can be used on a wide variety of materials. Saving money on labour and equipment costs, while still achieving highest quality of cuts.
Quick turnaround time: With water jet cutting, you can achieve super quick turnaround times without sacrificing quality. This is because the process is relatively fast and again, it doesn’t require any additional finishing work.
Having the ability to handle a vast array of materials and produce clean, accurate cuts with minimal wastage, it’s easy to see why more and more companies are turning to water jet cutting to meet their requirements.
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