Water jet cutting

Description

Water jet cutting is an abrasive separation process and a cold cutting process suitable to cut almost every material, shape or thickness. There are two water jet cutting techniques, pure waterjet using only water, and abrasive jet adding a hard powdered material (abrasive) to the water.

Water-only cutting is often used for softer materials such as plastic, foil, foam or paper. Abrasive jet cutting is used for harder materials such as steel, ceramics or glass. After producing a pure waterjet, an abrasive material is fed into the nozzle via a vacuum generator and mixed with the water.

All waterjets cut material using a high pressure water jet. This jet hits the surface of the workpiece with a pressure of up to 6000 bar and reaches an exit velocity of up to 1000 m/s. The high exit velocity creates an acoustic pressure level of up to 120 dB, minimizing the effect of heat on the material, making it suitable to cut hardened steel, which is not possible with laser cutting.

Characteristics

Material thickness with waterjet cutting Material thickness
Costs of waterjet cutting Costs
Accuracy of waterjet cutting Accuracy
Besonderheiten beim Wasserstrahlschneiden Particularity Risk of corrosion in steels

materials

Metals

Sheets

Description
  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminium
Dimensions
  • Max. Length: 5.000 mm
  • Max. Width: 3.000 mm
  • Max. Material thickness: 300 mm
Processing methods
  • To bend
  • powder coating
  • sample test report
  • Test report
Plastics

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Ceramics

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Composites

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