Waterjet cutters are the hot new trend in shop machining. These devices use controlled water pressure, abrasive materials and computer-assisted technology to cut through almost any material you can think of.
Waterjets are ideal for projects involving paper/paper materials. That’s because they produce no airborne dust, which in turn improves working conditions and safety. Waterjets also save on maintenance expenses because cut after cut, the water “edge” never dulls.
Cutting and piercing delicate materials like glass is easy with a waterjet. The machine is controlled by computer so you never need to etch, and possibly break, the material itself. In the case of hurricane glass (which has a more complex polycarbonate structure than regular glass), waterjets can make the incisions that scoring, fracturing or diamond saw cutting can only do with difficulty.
Stone and Tile
Waterjets can also cut stone or tile. Because they use water, they do not impart heat or surface stress to this material, which, because of its brittleness, can crack or chip. No damage, even when cutting intricate designs, allows you to more fully exercise your creativity while saving you money.
Steel, brass, iron and titanium are a snap for abrasive waterjets, which can cut metals of any kind in thicknesses that range from 1/16 of an inch to 8 inches. Because there is absolutely no mechanical stress, heat distortion or heat-affected zone (HAZ), secondary processing can be eliminated in many cases. Best of all, material can be stacked to increase productivity.
Waterjets are money-saving machines that provide you with a maximum of creative control. At Techmoon, we specialize in manufacturing custom waterjet devices that exceed industry standards for prices well below what you might expect. For the cutting edge in machine shop cutting technology, contact us today!