Abrasive Waterjet Cutting stands above other cutting methods. A State-of-the-art process promising smoother finishes, fast turn around, quality products, and significant savings.
Whether you are cutting rubber, metals, plastics, wood, glass, mirrors, porcelain or composites, the abrasive waterjet process should be a time and money saving proposition for you and your company. 5 to 10 times faster than wire EDM machining and with no significant induced heat from the process, waterjet cutting stands above the other methods typically used. Much better than lasers for cutting reflective mediums and again with no heat stress.
Tolerances are within .003 + or and cutting speeds up to 10 times faster than a wire EDM. Five qualities of edge finish are attainable in most materials. One of our bright areas is in cutting pockets in high quality mold steel. Instead of machining away the pockets and wasting the drop area, we cut the pocket with ".020 left for final finishing. No more broken bits as you break through. That savings alone is significant. You also have the solid drop to produce a future smaller mold from!
This state of the art process can reduce your production times for rough outs and leave more time to complete the detailed finishing work. Going from proto-type to small or medium production runs the same day are possible with this process.
- Tolerances - +/- .003 within the cutting area
- Cut area of 79" x 166"
- Capable of fitting materials up to 82" x 170", inside the cutting bed
- All grades of Steel
- Hardened Tool Steel
- Glass and Mirrors
- Optical quality glass
- Ceramics and Porcelain
- Stone such as Marble, Granite & Limestone
- Plastics such as Acrylic, Poly Carbonates & Composites
- Mirrored Stainless Steel
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Materials cut by the abrasivejet have a smooth, satin-like finish, similar to a fine sandblasted finish. Five qualities of edge finish are attainable in most materials.
No heat in machining process
Abrasivejets abrade material at room temperatures. As a result, there are no heat-affected areas or structural changes in materials. Abrasivejets can also machine hardened metals and materials with low melting points.
abrasivejets use garnet as an abrasive. Garnet is a reddish natural crystal, with a Mohs hardness of 6.5 to 7.5. No noxious gases or liquids are used in abrasivejet machining, nor are there any oils used in the machining process.
No tool changing! A wide range of conventional processes can be performed with this single tool:
- Gear cutting
- Spline cutting
No heavy burrs are produced by the abrasivejet process. Parts can often be used directly without deburring.
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