Why Choose Water Jet Cutting
Of all the many ways to cut material for manufacturing purposes, why should a customer choose a water jet cutting service? Every method has its positive and negative characteristics, and because of the modern technology involved in the water jet cutting process, its positives outweigh its negatives significantly. That is why it is becoming more and more popular in the industrial realm.
Waterjet cutting machinery is able to do the same types of precise cutting and shaping of materials into products that heat intensive processes such as laser cutting and plasma cutting can do. However, water jet cutting is preferable because it creates soft, round edges instead of sharp and dangerous ones, which is just one of its positive traits. Also, small alterations to the water jet equipment allow a variety of jet strengths to compensate for the texture and sensitivity of the material being cut. For example, high powered jets, such as high pressure water cutting machines may be utilized to precisely and cleanly slice through metals such as titanium while gentler jets work effectively for glass, wood and ceramics. Other benefits include the lack of warping or discoloration due to excessive amounts of heat affecting the material’s structure and numerous pieces can be cut for mass production at once, because it is a cold cutting process. Water jet cutting can be much more efficient then other cutting processes and produce a better product more quickly.
The final count in favor of investing in water jet machining services versus another method is the reclamation possible that saves energy and therefore cuts back on a companies cost. Because water jets cut with streams of water, when done in the proper setting majority of the water is able to be collected and reused over and over again, which is very energy efficient. It is also a fairly safe process for employees to be conducting, as long as they never get in the way of the streams. There is no toxic fumes resulting from water jet cutting methods.