Water Jet Cutting is a computer controlled cutting process by which plain water is pressurised to 60 000 psi (+/- 3500 bar) forced through a jewel orifice and cutting nozzle, resulting in a water stream, moving at +/- 1700 mph. A cutting abrasive is then introduced to the stream, making it possible to cut through materials up to 150mm thick.
This machines is suitable for cutting all materials, ranging from:
Acrylic, alloys, aluminium, brass, ceramic, composites, copper, felt, foam, fibreglass, glass, granite, laminates, marble, plastics, rubber, silicon, stainless steel, mild steel, titanium, wood, etc.
The most important benefit of water jet cutting is the ability to cut material without interfering with the materials inherent structure, as there is "no heat affected zone". This in turn allows metals to be cut without harming or changing its intrinsic properties, and obtaining an accuracy of 0.2mm