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7 Advantages of Waterjet Cutting

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Waterjet cutting is a versatile cutting process that is used in the fabrication of a very wide variety of materials.

Pure waterjet cutting uses water compressed at a very high pressure which is then released through a narrow nozzle. The waterjet exits the nozzle at supersonic speeds of up to 850 m/s (sound travels at 350m/s) which is enough to erode materials with very high precision. This pure process is perfect for cutting soft, porous materials such as foam and rubber.

Abrasive waterjet cutting introduces an ‘abrasive’ into the waterjet and is used for cutting metal and harder materials.

Advantages 

  • Clean process
  • Water-only waterjet cutting is ideal for soft or delicate materials e.g. foam fabrication
  • Leaves the best edge
  • Reduced lead-time
  • Used with a wide variety of material densities, foam, rubber and metals
  • Cuts tapers and bevels easily
  • Cold cutting process that does not transfer heat or change structure of material

Foam Inserts

Waterjet foam fabrication offers an  in terms of its flexibility, speed and accuracy which is suited for a number of industries, including military, medical, music, film, electronics and automotive. Foam inserts protect the contents of a , such as sensitive electronic components or military equipment, from being damaged when they come into contact with the case's interior. In addition to offering protection, foam inserts cut specifically to fit the contents of a case also make organizing and locating components much easier.
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