The Benefits of Cutting Substances With Waterjet Cutting
One of the commonly used methods of cutting metal and other material in industrial plants is the waterjet machine. A water jet at very high pressure is normally used, sometimes in combination with either an oxy-fuel flame or plasma to do the cutting. It is a very high precision kind of cutting that yields a very clean cut. And the fact that waterjet cutting causes very little wastage of the materials means that it is ideal for working on materials that are quite costly and rare. Industries that need to cut through metals and other hard materials to manufacture and fashion products normally use waterjet cutting. Numerous benefits can be realized from the use of this method of cutting substances. Below are outlined some advantages of waterjet cutting.
There is no heat involved during cutting. Most of the traditional methods of cutting hard materials such as metal normally uses heat. It’s the high temperatures produced by the heat that can even melt metal and cause it to separate at the point where it is applied. Heat may destroy the material being worked on if the material cannot withstand high temperatures. These delicate materials can easily be damaged by the heat, meaning that you cannot use them anymore. But waterjet cutting can easily be used for such materials because it works with pressure rather than heat.
Since waterjet cutting uses a high level of precision means that very little material is wasted during cutting. Waterjet cutting is a precision cutting method. The width of cut when using waterjet cutting could be as little as a millimeter thick. This means that very little material will be wasted during the cutting. The level of precision involved can even be improved more by the use of highly advanced computer technology.
The method of cutting can be applied to diverse kinds of material. Laser and plasma cutting, as well as use of oxy-fuel flame normally involve lots of heat Because of this, they cannot be used on materials that are either soft or fragile. But waterjet cutting is quite adaptable to cut all kinds of material, which makes it very useful.
The other benefit of using waterjet cutting is the fact that it leaves very little debris after cutting. Other means of cutting sometimes leave the cut surface warped and deformed such that I needs to be smoothed through grinding of using a sand paper. But surfaces cut using a waterjet cutting machine are usually cleaner and require very minimal finishing. The labor is thus directed towards other more productive tasks in the industry since the work of cutting is made much simpler.