Why Go for Water Jet Cutting Services
Water jet cutting companies provide services to the engineering and building industry for an assortment of materials. Water jet and laser jet cutting differ in more ways than one. Knowing these differences is going to help you, whether you’re a professional or hobbyist, to choose the cutting method that is best suitable for your particular needs.
Water jet cuts through materials by using a high-pressured water jet. Such high intensity of pressure needed is reached by driving the water out from a tiny hole at pressures equal to a maximum of 60,000psi. A substance called garnett is supplemented to the water in order to improve the abrasion and further augment the cutting performance.
The resultant cutting action is the same as when water naturally cuts its way through the ground and forms river beds over many hundred years, but done in a quick and accurate manner.
Such abrasive cutting is able to cut through many different materials, as well as a large variety of thicknesses, unlike laser jet cutting which can only cut though a limited variety of materials as well as thicknesses effectively.
Water jet can cut through concrete, granite, marble, fiberglass, plastics and rubbers, wood, composites, and metals such as aluminum, steel, copper, titanium and others.
The thickness can be to a maximum of 8″ and tolerances between 0.005″ to 0.010″, as determined by the material.
Water jet cutting does not use heat, that is why it is perfect for materials that have been damaged or badly affected when heat is applied. Because it doesn’t harm the material’s structural integrity, it is ideal for cutting plastic or wood, and other types of materials that laser cutter is unable to cut effectively.
The downward along with the lateral pressure applied when cutting the material is practically negligible, meaning there aren’t any fixture expenses or additional hassles to deal with.
When you choose the correct cutter to use for your construction or engineering project, you will be able to save time and money, plus the expenditure brought about by the need to replace a length or sheet of material as a result of an inaccurate cut.
If ever you are not sure, get in touch with a water jet cutting company as they will be able to tell you if a water jet cutter will work for you and they can better advise you the options that is best suitable for your particular needs. If they tell you that water jet cutting will work for you, then perhaps you should heed their advice.