How does it work?
Waterjet cutting is a cold cutting process which uses water and abrasive to erode material. The unique cutting characteristics allow waterjets to be virtually unlimited in terms of the material they can cut.
Generate pressure by using an ultrahigh-pressure pump.
Convert pressure into velocity via a tiny jewel orifice, creating a stream as small as a human hair.
Introduce garnet abrasive to the water stream which increases the cutting power by 1,000 times. Water and garnet exit the cutting head at nearly four times the speed of sound, capable of cutting steel over one foot thick.
**Source: Flow - Shape Tech. Group **
Process sheets up to 6' x 12' in size
Linear Straightness Accuracy: +/- 0.005 in/3 ft
Repeatability: +/- 0.0025 in
Z-axis Travel: 7 in
Materials Processed So Far:
Aluminum (3003, 6061, 5052, 2024)
Stainless (304 & 316)
Carbon (A36, 4140, AR400)