Water jets are one of the most versatile machine tools available, both in terms of how they can be used as well as in the kinds of material they can service. Manufacturing, home improvement and art projects can all benefit from water jet technology.
How waterjets work
Waterjet technology is based on the effects that result when a water flow is subjected to high-pressure conditions. This involves forcing pressurized water through a small opening, which works to concentrate high amounts of hydro-energy in a small area. The high-velocity force that results can be used to cut many different kinds of material.
Water jet technology uses a water-only solution or water combined with an abrasive material. By mixing water with an abrasive like ground garnet or glass, a water jet can cut much harder materials than with just water alone. And while pressurized water alone produces a strong cutting effect, adding abrasives can considerably strengthen the force of the cut. Techmoon provides an abrasives system.
A pure water jet can contain anywhere from 20,000 to 60,000 pounds per square inch of pressure. This amount of force is capable of cutting materials such as rubber and foam. An abrasive water jet can cut much harder materials such as metal, steel, glass, ceramic and titanium.
As versatile as water jet systems may be, some materials are either to hard or too brittle to cut. Materials that could pose a problem would include anything made of diamonds, tempered glass and certain kinds of ceramics and composites.
Techmoon waterjets are state-of-the-art cutting tools. Made to order from the top-quality parts, our machines cost thousands of dollars less than our nearest competitors. For cutting technology that can’t be beaten, think Techmoon!