The Benefits of Cutting Substances With Waterjet Cutting
One of the commonly used methods of cutting metal and other material in industrial plants is the waterjet machine. It involves the use of a high-pressure water jet in combination sometimes with plasma or oxy-fuel cutting. The waterjet machine cuts with a high degree of accuracy and this produces a very clean cut. This cutting method is especially useful when cutting materials that are quite expensive and rare, because it causes very minimal wastage during cutting. It is used in industrial processes that manufacture and produce metallic and other products. Waterjet cutting is advantageous in a number of ways. Here are some benefits of cutting substances using a waterjet cutting machine.
When cutting using a waterjet machine, there is no heat evolved. Most of the traditional methods of cutting hard materials such as metal normally uses heat. It’s the high temperatures produced by the heat that can even melt metal and cause it to separate at the point where it is applied. Heat may destroy the material being worked on if the material cannot withstand high temperatures. These delicate materials can easily be damaged by the heat, meaning that you cannot use them anymore. Waterjet cutting works on the principle of pressure and therefore can be used to cut such materials safely.
When cutting with a waterjet machine, little raw material is wasted because of the high accuracy involved. Waterjet cutting is a precision cutting method. The method can make cuts as narrow as under a millimeter thick. This means that very little material will be wasted during the cutting. The level of precision involved can even be improved more by the use of highly advanced computer technology.
The method of cutting can be applied to diverse kinds of material. Laser and plasma cutting, as well as use of oxy-fuel flame normally involve lots of heat Because of this, they cannot be used on materials that are either soft or fragile. On the contrary, waterjet cutting is applicable to all materials, thereby making it quite multipurpose.
Additionally, waterjet cutting hardly leaves any dirt on the surface being cut. It is usually necessary to carry out an extra cleaning process on the surface cut by other methods because such surfaces are usually deformed and bent sometimes. Cutting surfaces using a waterjet machine, however, leaves them with a clean finish meaning that they require very little work to smoothen them afterward. The cleanup work is therefore considerably reduced, meaning that the industry can commit labor to other productive tasks.