Waterjet cutting is a process for cutting through materials using a jet of pressurized, high-speed water. Through a combination of extreme pressure, a small nozzle, and abrasive material in the water, technicians can project a jet of water several times the speed of sound. Water moving that quickly can easily cut through virtually any material used in manufacturing, making this process suitable for many uses.
Advantages of Waterjet Cutting
There are several aspects of waterjet cutting that give it an edge over other methods?
- No heat load on the material. Unlike various other cutting processes, such as plasma torches, heat damage is not a danger with waterjet cutting. As it cuts, the process does not generate any heat and provides very smooth cut edges with minimal kerfs.
- No reworking. Since waterjet cutting produces extremely smooth cut edges, it eliminates the need for reworking or touchups.
- Environmentally friendly. The water used during the cutting process is easy to recycle after use, and the process does not create slag waste.
- Safe. Compared to other cutting methods, waterjet cutting does not produce dust or debris. This keeps the work area clean and breathable for technicians.
- Cost-effective. Using water as the main cutting material reduces expenses that would otherwise be spent on drills, blades, or other cutting materials.
Nifty Bar Guarantee
Nifty Bar offers abrasive Waterjet cutting services for the production of precision blanks, near-net-shape parts, and completely finished components from prototypes to final production parts.
Our abrasive Waterjet cutting equipment provides a 72″ x 144″ cutting envelope and can achieve tolerances of up to ± 0.005″ with minimal taper.