Waterjet cutting is run by a computer program. The process is done by the waterjet cutters cutting across materials that are placed on the table. The next thing that happen is the abrasive getting into the water that has very high pressure. Then this abrasive is drawn into a tiny hole. The very high-speed stream of water is the one that accomplishes the cutting. The amount of the material that is wasted b this type of cutting is reduced because the stream comes in a very small size. There exists other cutting machines with many heads that help save time. The advantages of waterjet cutting are so many. These benefits are explained below.
With waterjet cutting, almost any material can be cut. The examples of the materials that can be cut with the waterjet cutting include the stainless, carbon and tool steels, copper, granite, gold, wood and many others. It can cut materials of different sizes and thickness. Also the uneven and the stacked surfaced materials can be cut successfully with the use of the water cutting machine. It can cut even the complex shape that cannot be imagined. Hence it is considered to be more beneficial.
Also the waterjet cutting ensures that there is no heat on the material cut. This is because the heat won’t go up or change with the use of waterjet cutting as compared to other thermal cutting. The reason behind this is that the heat generated is absorbed by the water and returned back to the tank. This is an advantage since hardening of the material is avoided. This means that even the materials that ca melt like plastic can be cut effectively with the use of this technique.
Also the accuracy of the waterjet cutting of very high. The accuracy of the waterjet can be of 0.125 mm. The level of the accuracy is still maintained even for the thicker materials. This is because the stram can be controlled well and the stability of the table is also essential.
The waterjet cuttings takes very less time for it to be completed as compared to the use of other techniques. Hence it is economical on time. This implies that it is not that expensive as compared to another machine such as the EDM. Also it is much easier to set up and program the machine.
Waterjet cutting is environmental friendly. The gases that lead to environmental pollution are not produced during the process. IT does not require the use of oil while the cutting is done. Also clean water ca bused in cutting materials such as the textiles and woven.
The perforations can be made with no holes starting as it is the case with other machines. This is the reason why it is good to use the method.