Waterjet cutting is run by a computer program. The material is placed on the tackle and cut across worth the waterjet cutter. Then the abrasive gets into the water with high pressure. Then it is put into a very tiny hole. The cutting is done by the stream of water that comes with very high speed. The material wasted with this cutting is minimized by the small size of the stream. There exists other cutting machines with many heads that help save time. The waterjet cutting has many advantages. These merits are discussed in details 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. This technique can cut even the materials with uneven surfaces and the materials with stacked layers. Complex shapes can be cut by the technique too with no problem. Hence it is considered to be more beneficial.
Also the waterjet cutting ensures that there is no heat on the material cut. The room temperature does not change with the use of the waterjet cuttings as it is the case with the use of the thermal machines. The reason behind this is that the heat generated is absorbed by the water and returned back to the tank. This is beneficial since no hardening of the material after the cutting is complete. Hence his techniques suitable for the materials that can easily melt such as the plastic.
Waterjet cutting is a very accurate technique that can be used in cutting materials. 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 cutting needs the table stability and it has great control of te stream.
The waterjet cuttings takes very less time for it to be completed as compared to the use of other techniques. Hence it help saving time. Hence it I cheaper than other techniques. The setting up and programming of the machine is very fast and easier.
Waterjet cutting is environmental friendly. The gases that lead to environmental pollution are not produced during the process. The process does not need oils for it to be successful. It is even possible to use clean water to cut some material that can be dirtied.
Also waterjet cuttings can make perforation on the material without starting with holes. This is why the waterjet cutting is considered beneficial.