Advantages of Water Jet Cutting
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Reasons why water jet cutting and fabrication is the next step:
Another major advantage of using water jet cutting is that it is all about precision so much so that it makes an impact on the market for other cutting tools basically because of the ability to cut fiber-reinforced materials, reflective materials, uneven surfaces and stacked layers of different materials with ease and just adjusting the pressure and nozzle rather than changing the materials that are used.
- Cold cutting – no heat affected zones, no hardening
- Enables the cutter to cut in any direction
- Perforates most materials without starting holes
- Cuts virtually any material
- Net-shape or near-net-shape parts
- Environmentally friendly
- Reduces dust and hazardous gases
- Flexible machine integration
- Faster than many conventional cutting tools
Since the actual mechanical processes take place on a nearly microscopic level, the contents and surface finish of the material are not critical factors, mostly because of the minute precision. Another reason why water jet has gotten so popular lately is because it is extremely easy to simulate just has one variable to take into account.
Despite the presence and usage of high kinetic energy in water jet cutting during the working of a high pressure water jet cutting machine it is hard to imagine how easily the jet cutter manages to reduce fault and improve precision. This produces excellent edge quality with no burrs or faults in the cut without decreasing too much width or even the slightest imperfections in the ideal imagined product, which in many cases eliminates the need for secondary finishing processes.
Water jet cutting is considered to be especially advantageous in cutting complex shapes which would be harder to cut into glass and steel considering the fragile nature of glass and the rigid but malleable nature of steel. Materials can be cut into almost any shape thanks to the near molecular convex created near the surface of the material by the jet of water. Sharp corners, bevels, pierce holes, and shapes with minimal inner radii are all not only possible but rather easily achieved in comparison to before when one had to shape the glass during the initial stages only. Stacking, nesting and tabbing optimizes material and can significantly reduce cutting times which makes it an ideal tool since it would also be rather precise and efficient.
water jet cutting is particularly “environmentally friendly” in the sense that the entire process requires no burning heat or fume release rather work on simple cutting like a hot knife through butter. Normally, the process is clean and does not create grindings, chips, or hazardous gases. Cutting oils or emulsions are not needed.
Variable Cutting for Different Materials and Speeds
Very thick metals usually are tough to deal with but in this case they demonstrate another advantage of water jet cutting tech. Once after a few adjustments are made in the combination of orifice, focusing tube diameters, the mesh and the quantity of water flowing through the nozzle. One can easily attain the most cost-effective cutting speeds and shapes.
So come on down and consult with our experts on how we can help you shape your perfect project in the most efficient and reliable way.
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