Industries that Utilize Waterjet Cutting
Because of their versatility, waterjets are an integral part of many industries. Here are a few of them.
Waterjets are good at cutting carbon fiber composites for modern wing and fuselage components. Waterjets are also the preferred method to cut metals such as titanium that are subject to work hardening, as well as the superalloys used in jet engines.
Decorative stone patterns, floor tile patterns, building facades, and stained glass are all the waterjet’s niche. Ornamental metalwork and furniture components are also applications for waterjet cutting.
Waterjets can cut almost anything, opening worlds of possibilities to creative minds.
Waterjets are used to cut components for the interiors of vehicles, especially insulation, liners, panels, and carpet. All types of gaskets are also cut in waterjets.
Waterjets are gentle enough to cut circuit boards. They are also appropriate for cutting sheet metal enclosures.
Pure waterjet cutting is the cleanest cutting method, so it is perfect for cutting food. There is no cross-contamination from knife blades, and the water “knife” is always razor-sharp. Pure waterjets are used to cut meats, vegetables, cakes, and candies.
For material testing in laboratories, waterjets excel at cutting specimens that are free of work hardening, residual mechanical stresses, heat-affected zones, contamination, and edge defects. Waterjets are suitable for cutting test coupons for mechanical testing in almost any material.
Regarding waterjet cutting, the keyword is versatility. Fiberglass, composites, and graphite are all perfect applications for waterjet cutting. Waterjets also excel at cutting metals that are subject to work hardening (titanium and Inconel), very hard metals, and thick plates.
Where do we stop? Waterjets can cut almost anything. Waterjets are also more accurate than many other cutting methods, and they cut without creating residual mechanical stresses or heat affected zones.