What is a Waterjet ?

What's Waterjet?

A water jet cutting machine, also known as a water jet or waterjet, is an industrial tool capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using a very high-pressure jet of water, or a mixture of water and an abrasive substance. The term abrasive jet refers specifically to the use of a mixture of water and abrasive to cut hard materials such as metal or granite, while the terms pure waterjet and water-only cutting refer to waterjet cutting without the use of added abrasives, often used for softer materials such as wood or rubber.

Waterjet cutting is often used during fabrication of machine parts. It is the preferred method when the materials being cut are sensitive to the high temperatures generated by other methods. Waterjet cutting is used in various industries, including mining and aerospace, for cutting, shaping, and reaming.

water jet

what does it do?

An important benefit of the water jet is the ability to cut material without interfering with its inherent structure, as there is no heat-affected zone (HAZ). Minimizing the effects of heat allows metals to be cut without harming or changing intrinsic properties. Sharp corners, bevels, pierce holes, and shapes with minimal inner radii are all possible.

Water jet cutters are also capable of producing intricate cuts in material. With specialized software and 3-D machining heads, complex shapes can be produced.

The kerf, or width, of the cut can be adjusted by swapping parts in the nozzle, as well as changing the type and size of abrasive. Typical abrasive cuts have a kerf in the range of 1.0mm.

Water jets are capable of attaining accuracy down to 0.05mm and repeatability down to 0.025 mm.

Due to its relatively narrow kerf, water jet cutting can reduce the amount of scrap material produced, by allowing uncut parts to be nested more closely together than traditional cutting methods. water can be recycled using a closed-loop system. Waste water usually is clean enough to filter and dispose of down a drain.

The garnet abrasive is a non-toxic material that can be mostly recycled for repeated use (special machine needed); otherwise, it can usually be disposed in a landfill. Water jets also produce fewer airborne dust particles, smoke, fumes, and contaminants,[36] reducing operator exposure to hazardous materials.

abrasive waterjet cutting machine

what does it cost?

all our waterjet cutting machines are customized produced, there are many standard sizes such as 1.5x1.5m/2.0x1.5m/3.0x2.0m/4.0x2.0m/2.0x6.0m/3.0x6.0m etc, sizes depends to the maximum size of the materials you are going to cut, different prices have different costs, send us your inquiry, tell me the cutting area you need, what materials? what's its maximum thickness? and I will feedback to you with a quotation which you have expected.