Advantages of Cutting Metal with Waterjet:
- No material deformation caused by heat
No hardening of the material along the cut edge
No changes to the metal structure
No heat affected zones (HAZ)
No hazardous fumes or vapors
None or minimal need for reworking
The Most Versatile Machine Tool
For cutting metals such as cutting titanium, steel, brass &
cutting aluminum, waterjet
cutting is the most versatile cutting method compared to laser
and plasma cutting. Waterjet table cutting can be used to cut thicker metals,
including titanium and aluminum, (up to 12”/305 mm) than can be processed
with laser and it offers greater precision than plasma cutting. Abrasive
waterjet systems are also less expensive than laser systems, making them a
solid choice for metal cutting and steel cutting in the fabrication industry.
Waterjet machine cutting is a cold cutting process and
therefore is also ideal for automotive, food, composites, medical and aerospace applications
where the material cannot be affected by heat. Nearly every type of cut is
possible, from using waterjet tables for rapid hole drilling to detailed cuts
for automotive applications.
Waterjet cutters use an abrasive additive to create a clean,
burr-free cut that does not require secondary finishing saving time and money.
Waterjet machines are one of the most versatile cutting processes
around and is well suited for high performance metal cutting, aluminum cutting,
and titanium cutting.
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