As far as metal cutting is concerned, there are various ways to easily accomplish the task. In fact, some of them are very simple and crude as a hacksaw. Others can be more technical such as lasers and the use of plasma cutting tools. But all these come with their own downsides. They can be in the form of heat-causing deformities in the cut lines to rough and messy edges. Some things can and can’t be cut with different methods. So, this is where waterjet cutting becomes of service bringing in so many benefits.
No Heat Involved
Unlike with other available methods, waterjet cutting does not involve heat. Meaning, there will be no melting, warping, or distorting along the edges that helps when you are creating precise cuts in case of complicated cuts.
This cutting tool comes with amazing precision. It provides the ability to produce precision cuts. However, this may come with a price as more precision means higher cost when setting up the materials and cutter needed to perform a cut. These precise cuts are made possible because cutting is controlled by specialized software and a computer.
There are many methods that work really great in some types of materials but may not do so for others. With this cutting method, cutting almost any kind of material effectively is possible. One noted exception is tempered glass a few more specialized materials that may not work with it. Some of the materials that it can cut in high precision are alloys of different types, steels, stone, marble, wood, plastics, rubber, composites, and aluminum.
Time and Clean Up
One more exceptional benefit of this technology will be the clean up as it leaves very little to no burr on the parts so there will be very little need for cleanup or any secondary finishing such as sanding or grinding. With this, cuts can move along a lot quicker and this allows jobs to be completed a lot faster compared to other technologies.
Here are some more benefits that the technology can provide than other conventional cutting methods.
- Faster turnaround right from the drawing board to the cut product
- Faster setup time as a result of minimal required setup
- Higher speed for faster job completion
- Removes the need to re-sharpen tools after cutting a single or multiple pieces of a product.
- The structural property of a material is not affected as it is cold-cutting
- Its flexibility is ideal for prototype and production process because.
With all these great benefits from high-precision and fast turn-around to the versatility of cutting, it is understandable why this is becoming the preferred cutting method. If you are looking for a piece of high-tech or prototype material cut, then this is the solution that you have been waiting for.