Why Go for Water Jet Cutting Services
Water jet cutting companies provide services to the engineering and building industry for an assortment of materials. Water jet cutting and laser jet cutting are different in several ways. Understanding their differences is helpful for the hobbyist and professional alike when choosing the cutting method that would be perfect for their needs in particular.
Water jet cutting makes use of some highly pressured water jet for cutting through materials. This extreme level of pressure, which can be up to 60,000 psi, can be generated whenever water is forced through a very small opening. A substance called garnett is supplemented to the water in order to improve the abrasion and further augment the cutting performance.
The resultant cutting action is the same as when water naturally cuts its way through the ground and forms river beds over many hundred years, but done in a quick and accurate manner.
With its “abrasive cutting” technique, water jet can successfully cut through various materials and many different thicknesses, when compared to laser jet cutting that can only cut through a limited selection of thicknesses or materials on which it’s effective.
The many different materials that water jet can cut through effectively include metals, ceramics and stone, concrete, glass, composites, wood, as well as plastics and rubbers.
Thickness can range anywhere up to 8″ with tolerances of at least 0.005″ and a maximum of 0.010″, which is dependent on the material.
Water jet cutting does not use heat, that is why it is perfect for materials that have been damaged or badly affected when heat is applied. A water jet cutter does not break the structural reliability of materials, and this is why it can be applied on plastics and wood, or other things which laser cutting cannot be applied.
The downward along with the lateral pressure applied when cutting the material is practically negligible, meaning there aren’t any fixture expenses or additional hassles to deal with.
It is important to choose the exact cutter to use whenever you have an engineering or construction project because it can save you time as well and money, plus the unnecessary expenses that usually comes with replacing a sheet or else a length of material because it was not cut precisely.
If ever you are not sure, get in touch with a water jet cutting company as they will be able to tell you if a water jet cutter will work for you and they can better advise you the options that is best suitable for your particular needs. Water jet cutting may be exactly what you need for your construction or engineering project.