KMT Waterjet - The Automotive Cutting Solution

Why use water jet technology for automotive applications? For starters, water jet cutters, whether you are using waterjet machines or 6 Axis Robotic systems, water jet technology is extremely versatile, capable of cutting composites, steel and titanium as easily as cutting headliners, door panels & carpet with pure water. The addition of a non-hazardous garnet abrasive to pure waterjet enables titanium, bronze, and steel cutting with ease, speed, and precision. One cutting station can cut multiple different parts without changing anything but the cut software programming.

In addition, cutting with water, there are no Heat-Affected Zones (HAZ), generate noxious fumes, or create mechanical stresses on the cut surface. Nor do water jet cutters produce significant material waste, which means that the material is used more efficiently. And to further aid production, water jet cutters create smooth, rough-edge and burr-free surfaces, even on materials that are not uniform, eliminating the need for secondary finishing.

While KMT waterjets have been used for mass production applications using 6 axis robotics for increased speed and flexibility in the automotive industry, hundreds of job shops are using KMT waterjet pumps and cutting heads to fabricate one-of-a-kind automotive parts.


Automotive Waterjet Cutting Systems


Advantages of Cutting with Waterjet:

  • No Heat Affected Zones (HAZ)
  • No Material Deformation caused by heat
  • No Hazardous Fumes or Vapors
  • No Material Hardening along cut edge
  • No Reworking, or minimal reworking
  • No Changes to the Metal Structure
Waterjet machining is a cold cutting process, making it ideal for automotive, 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 both time and money.

Complete Automotive Waterjet Systems


Automotive Waterjet Cell – Technology by Shape Process Automation/KMT Pumps

With a strong passion for industry safety standards, this cell was built by our Burlington Ontario location to provide your operators with easy access and it's even ergonomically correct for their continuing comfort in your facility.


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