There are quite a few different methods for cutting metal and other materials. You can manually cut the material using some type of saw. Laser cutters are also a popular choice. However, there are several important benefits to choosing a water jet cutter for all your cutting needs.
Water Jets Do Not Produce Heat
A water jet cutting machine uses a high-pressure water jet to cut through materials without producing heat. These machines are often used to fabricate machine parts. However, they are also suitable for a wide assortment of applications.
When using a laser, plasma, or flame cutting process, the heat can damage certain materials. With a water jet cutter, you can cut through materials that are vulnerable to melting or warping when exposed to high temperatures.
The no-heat cutting makes waterjets the perfect solution for working with weaker metals and plastics.
Water Jets Allow for Precise Cutting
With a water jet cutter, you get a small focal point for better precision. Like laser cutters, the machine is computer-controlled, allowing for precise cuts and detailed work.
These cutters also work with computer-aided design (CAD) software, which helps eliminate human error while cutting. With fewer mistakes, you should end up with less waste.
Water Jets Produce Smoother Edges
The cold-cutting process used by a water jet cutter also produces smoother edges. The smoother edges limit the need for secondary finishing. As soon as you are done with the cutting, the part is ready for the next step in your fabrication process, helping to speed up production.
Waterjet technology provides some of the best advantages for precision cutting. The waterjet produces no heat and smoother edges. Whether you are working with metal, stone, plastic, or almost any other material, you should think about adding a water jet cutting machine to your workshop.