Water jet cutting

Water jet cutting process uses a thin stream of water at very high pressure to cut parts that require high precision. This thin stream of water leaves the cutting head at over twice the speed of sound, and when you add a small amount of abrasive, it is able to cut any material.

Waterjet cutting technology is the latest generation of materials processing. Due to its versatility and ease of operation it is used in various industries, including mining and aerospace industry for cutting, shaping and reaming. This complements other technologies such as laser and plasma cutting, milling, processing. The main benefit of waterjet cutting is that it can accurately cut most materials without using heat

Waterjet cutting does not compromise the physico-chemical characteristics of the material. The waterjet technology can be used advantageously in working with materials that do not support thermal or mechanical stresses

Waterjet cutting is efficient and cost effective, the biggest advantage of this process is that it can cut complex shapes that require high precision cutting. The edges resulting from waterjet cutting are smooth.

Advantages of waterjet cutting:

  • can cut parts with complex geometry of almost any material
  • eliminate subsequent finishing operations
  • high speed processing of various types of materials
  • minimal loss of raw material
  • doesn`t  use heat, which is important in lightweight materials
  • high quality and precision
  • various materials can be processed: steel, non-ferrous metal, wood, ceramics, glass, marble, granite, aluminium, plastics, rubber, concrete, reinforced concrete, basalt, quartzite, brick, iron, lead, copper, kevlar, graphite

Waterjet cutting has a number of advantages over laser cutting:

  • can cut a larger number of materials
  • no heat affected area
  • waterjet is eco-friendly
  • better tolerance on thicker parts
  • better finished edges
  • Waterjet is more precise in cutting curves and angles
  • the most important advantage of waterjet cutting  compared with plasma cutting is that it operates at much lower temperatures