Metal Cutting

If you have staff in production who spend long periods of time grinding or finishing parts to achieve a satisfactory finish, then waterjet is great news for your business. With only the finest burr on the bottom edge of the plate, waterjet parts are quickly prepared for fabrication which greatly reduces time spent on secondary processing (leaning up parts after cutting).

Metal Cutting

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Process for Waterjet Cutting of Metal Parts

 

How Much Time Are Your People Spending Cleaning Up Plasma & Laser Cut Parts? 

Many fabricators start out with the purchase of a CNC plasma cutter for profile cutting mild steel.

The CNC plasma cutter cuts products quickly, however the downside is that whilst the jobs are cut quickly, its not uncommon for fabricators to spend 15 minutes cutting and then spend the next 45 trying to clean up the parts to an acceptable finish.

Whilst a waterjet machine is generally much slower than a CNC plasma cutter, the difference is that waterjet parts have a much better surface finish and clean-up time is almost eliminated.

Due to the versatility of waterjet in its ability to cut a whole spectrum of materials, waterjet is chosen by metal fabricators for its perfect edge quality and efficiency. 

The image to the right shows a plasma cut part after cleaning, and a waterjet cut part, straight off the waterjet table. 

Laser Cut Part vs Waterjet Cut Part

 

Why Use a Flow Waterjet for Cutting Metal? 

  1. Cut aluminium, stainless, copper, hardened steels, rubber, plastics, composites, ceramics, glass, insulation, foam, leather and armour plate. Waterjet offers operators flexibility no other process can offer.
  2. Waterjet is an extremely accurate process - cut more product with a high tolerance from any material in less time.
  3. Waterjet produces outstanding edge quality – no dross, no heat stain and little or no secondary finishing required – waterjet the ultimate process for aluminium and stainless steel fabricators.
  4. Cut multi-layer materials & hardened steels in almost any thickness without distortion or heat affected zones.
  5. Ability to “stack” materials & cut a number of layers in one pass.

In addition to producing higher quality parts, waterjet is also able to replicate this finish quality on any metal with no warping, fumes or hardening of edges.

Benefits of cutting metal with waterjet

 

 

Examples of Waterjet Cutting Quality 

Examples of Waterjet Cut Quality for Metals
 

Call our experienced team on 1300 722 559 today for information on our range of waterjet machines for your metal fabrication application.

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