Precision and accuracy with water jet cutting

Posted by robertwell on June 13th, 2013

Looking for an accurate way of cutting materials without interfering with its structure?  Water jet cutting is a technique which does just that.  Used in a variety of manufacturing settings, it’s the preferred method of precision cutting for many.

As its name suggests, water jet cutting sees a variety of materials being cut by a strong jet of water.  An abrasive is usually added to the water to make it suitable for a manufacturing environment.  A nozzle at the end of the water jet cutter allows operatives to alter the width of the cut as well as control the mix of water and abrasive.  Highly accurate, <a href="">Water Jet cutting</a> can be used to make cuts as thin as a human hair. 

So, why water jet cutting?  The main benefit often cited by manufacturers is the fact that no heat is created during its use.  Standard manufacturing tools create, and therefore emit, heat which can alter the material they’re cutting, often causing their material to weaken or subtly alter. 

Aside from the lack of heat generated, water jet cutters are also favoured by many because of the lack of fumes, dust particles, smoke and containments generated.  Giving operatives a much safer working environment, this method of cutting is particularly popular if hazardous materials are being cut.  Water jet cutters also result in less waste material as their stream is so accurate.

The great news is that almost any material can be cut using water jets, from metal to ceramics.  Even meat can be cut using water jets. It’s also worth remembering that intricate shapes can be created using a water jet, making it perfect for cutting detailed machine components. have a team of highly trained staff who specialise in cutting by waterjet.  Using the highest quality machines in the industry, they have worked with a huge range of materials and can produce extremely accurate cuts using this environmentally friendly method. 

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