Waterjet cutting is the method of cutting whereby a stream of water is projected at a rate of up to 90,000 pounds per square inch (PSI), using the concentrated energy to cut through a metal plate. A garnet abrasive is added to the stream of water to significantly increase cutting force, allowing the waterjet system to cut through a wide range of materials.
Our four head 12m x 3m Bystronic Waterjet is one of the leading waterjet cutting machines on the market. It is capable of cutting materials up to 200mm thick, and can use different cutting speeds and levels of edge quality.
Our waterjet cutting machine can be programmed and set up quickly in conjunction with CAD (Computer Aided Design) software, and sheet material can be stacked on top of each other to lower loading and unloading times and costs.
Only water and abrasives are used in the waterjet cutting process, no heat is introduced to the material; it is a completely cold cutting process, so there is no risk of any deformity or changes to the material properties. Because there is no HAZ (Heat Affected Zone) when using a waterjet, additional material hardening or machining is unnecessary.
The level of precision achieved when profiling is generally considered to be better when using a waterjet cutting machine – with tolerances of +/- 0.1mm, and is generally the choice for more intricate designs.
Waterjet cutting is one of the fastest growing methods of profiling and is often used during fabrication of machinery parts due to its ability to seamlessly cut through a wide range of materials without heat. It is used in various engineering industries such as defence, construction, rail and recycling.
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