Published 17th May 2017
Looking for a machining solution that will boost your production and improve your business? Then you might want to consider a waterjet cutting system.
What can a waterjet cut?
Water is an amazing natural resource. But did you know that it is so versatile that it can cut almost any material? The waterjet cutting system is the latest in machining technology in creating high-precision cutting for a range of materials, using only water (although for tougher materials, an abrasive can be added).
This highly productive, cold cutting process uses a jet of pressurised water to cut a vast range of materials including aluminium, stainless steel, mild steel, copper, brass, titanium, tantalum, plastics, rubber, wood and much more, including materials that are sensitive to high temperatures. It can cut almost any shape and thickness, with precision, creating a smooth, clean edge on even the most irregular shape, and with intricate details if desired. Because waterjet cutting is a cold cutting process, there is no distortion or edge hardening. The cut is clean with no contamination. So, whatever your industry or product range, the waterjet can produce a high-quality product.
How versatile is the waterjet?
The waterjet is so versatile it uses the same tool for cutting all types of product. There is no need to change machine or cutting tools when switching to another product. Simply adjust the speed setting to cut a different product. This means you get more cutting done, in less time, whatever your product range.
With three different models to choose from, you can be sure to find a machining solution to suit your business needs. Choose from the Easyline – an entry level machine with a cantilever design, the Milestone gives increased accuracy with the bridge design, and for those businesses with higher cutting demands, the Idroline S range ensures superior performance with every cut.
What does this mean for your business?
The speed in which a waterjet cutter works means that you have the added capacity and capability to increase your production. There is no longer the need to outsource your cutting, and you can be more flexible – which puts you, and not your equipment, in charge of your output.
How does the waterjet save my business money?
A waterjet cutting system will produce no hazardous waste, which means you have little in the way of waste disposal costs except for the waste garnet if abrasive is used. Waterjet cutting uses only small amounts of water, and this can be recycled using a closed-looped system. Waste water usually is clean enough to filter and dispose of down a drain. The abrasive is usually a non-toxic natural substance so can be disposed of economically.
The waterjet system makes full use of every piece of material. Parts can be closely nested to ensure very little kerf is produced, which saves you money in reduced wasted material, and thereby lessens your per-unit cost.
If you’re looking to improve your bottom line, then a waterjet cutter might just be the machine cutting tool for you. Its flexibility in the range of materials it can cut together with the fact that it uses no noxious gases or liquids, or hazardous materials is the reason it is the fastest-growing major machine tool process in the world.
Give us a call to find out how a waterjet cutter can help your business.