Abrasivejet Applications

Abrasive Waterjet Cutting

Abrasivejets or abrasive water jets (also commonly referred to as waterjets) uses a combination of water and garnet to cut through materials considered “unmachinable” by conventional cutting methods.  
 
The ability to pierce through material also eliminates the need and cost of drilling starter holes. Abrasivejets provide extremely accurate cuts with a high degree of repeatability over a wide range of materials and shapes. Abrasive waterjets are ideal for cutting metals, stone, ceramic tile, glass, plastic and other hard materials.Abrasive waterjet cutting machines (abrasivejets) use a combination of water and garnet to cut through materials considered "unmachineable" by conventional cutting methods. 
 
Using small amounts of water while eliminating the friction caused by tool-to-part contact, abrasive waterjet cutting avoids thermal damage or heat-affected zones (HAZ) which can adversely affect metallurgic properties in materials being cut. The ability to pierce through material also eliminates the need and cost of drilling starter holes. Because abrasivejet cuts with a narrow kerf, parts can be tightly nested, maximizing material usage.
 
Abrasive waterjets can cut through materials ranging from 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) to 12 inches (305 mm) thick. Jet Edge precision waterjets are capable of +/- 0.001" linear positional accuracy and +/- 0.001" repeatability. When coupled with a Jet Edge motion control system, abrasivejet cutting provides extremely accurate cuts with a high degree of repeatability over a wide range of materials and shapes.
 
Abrasive waterjet is excellent for the cutting of complex shapes, and in fragile materials such as glass, the high failure rate due to breakage and chipping of corners during conventional processing is virtually eliminated. Whatever your industrial need, abrasivejet is an accurate, flexible, and efficient cutting system.
 

Abrasive water jets cut materials such as:

  • Titanium
  • Brass
  • Aluminum
  • Stone
  • Inconel®
  • Steel
  • Glass
  • Composites
  • Virtually Anything!