The WaterJet cutting solution is the fastest growing precision machine process available. Its high efficiency, productivity, and environmental friendliness, makes it a competitive technology in the CNC machining industry.
What are its capabilities?
Since the WaterJet works directly from your CAD files, there is no waiting on fixtures, dies, or even programming. It is high in accuracy, to about +/- 0.003” for parts under 1’ and +/- 0.005” for parts over 1’ long, completed with a clean and smooth finish. The WaterJet leaves a sandblasted edge, with virtually no burr. It is also known for its material integrity. Given that there is no use of heat, there is no hardening, burning, and/or property changes.
In response to current environmental awareness initiatives, the WaterJet stands out as an eco-friendly technology. It only uses water, garnet, and electricity. This leaves no room for cutting fluids, oils, fumes, or burning.
In an economic sens, the WaterJet is a low-cost investment. There are no high costs associated to fixtures, dies, and fast machining. As the WaterJet is programmed directly from the CAD files, this significantly reduces CNC programming costs. It also allows for economical one-off production due to its fast set-up, simple programming, and high cutting speed.
When combined with a handheld keypad, like MultiCam Canada’s EZ Control System, WaterJets are able to cut virtually any material with a high degree of accuracy and without a heat affected zone. Its cutting abilities are limitless. Some examples include:
- Stainless steel