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What Materials Can Waterjets Cut?

Waterjets offer a precise cut with an accuracy of around 0.05mm using a water pressure of 50,000 PSI on projects of all sizes. Have you considered using waterjets for your next project?

Waterjet cutting is extremely versatile and can be used on a variety of materials, including metal, stone, glass, and composites. Read on for a brief overview of the waterjet cutting process and discover cordless waterjets are the best option for your projects.

How Does Waterjet Cutting Work?

Waterjet cutting works by using high-pressure water to erode the material. The water is forced through a small opening at incredibly high speeds, which allows it to cut through even the hardest materials. Waterjet cutting is a great alternative to traditional methods like sawing or drilling because it produces very little heat and doesn't cause any warping or distortion to the material.

Materials Can Waterjets Cut?

As we mentioned before, waterjet cutting is an extremely polyvalent method that Advantage Manufacturing Ltd uses on a variety of materials. Some of the most common materials cut using waterjets include:

  • Aluminum Aluminum is a popular choice for waterjet cutting because it is strong yet lightweight. Using a waterjet cutter with aluminum is an excellent way to produce parts with intricate designs.

  • Brass Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. It is often used for decorative purposes because of its gold-like appearance. Waterjet cutting brass is an effective way to create detailed parts and shapes.

  • Carbon Steel Carbon steel is the most common type of steel. It contains iron and carbon but also has small amounts of manganese, phosphorus, sulphur, and silicon. Carbon steel is ideal for waterjet cutting because it cuts quickly and easily.

  • Copper Copper is a soft metal that is often used in electrical applications. Waterjet cutting copper enables manufacturers to create parts with detailed designs and shapes.

  • Stainless Steel Stainless steel is a type of steel that contains chromium, which gives it its corrosion-resistant properties. Waterjet cutting stainless steel is often used to create parts for the food processing and pharmaceutical industries.

  • Stone Waterjets can be used to cut stone. It is ideal for applications like stone countertops, tiling, or even sculpture.

  • Tile When you waterjet tile, you can create intricate designs and shapes for countertops and backsplashes. It's also used for tile flooring.

  • Wood Wood is a porous material that can be difficult to cut with traditional methods. Waterjet cutting wood is an effective way to create parts with detailed designs.

  • Glass Glass can be difficult to work with, but waterjets can easily cut through even thick glass sheets. This makes waterjet cutting glass a great option for projects like creating stained glass windows or custom glass dining tables.

  • Composites Composite materials are made up of two or more different substances combined together. These materials can be difficult to cut using traditional methods, but waterjets can easily handle them. Common composite materials often cut with waterjets include fibreglass and carbon fibre.

Use Waterjet Cutting for Your Next Project

Waterjet cutting is a versatile process used on a variety of different materials. If you're in need of custom metal, stone, glass, or composite parts, waterjets may be the perfect solution for you.

For more information about our waterjet services, contact Advantage Manufacturing Ltd today. We would be happy to help you get started on your next project!

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