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Tolerances tighter than +/-0.005″ are achievable. Waterjet cutting allows for variable tolerances in different locations on a part, ensuring the best price and quality.
Materials ranging from 6″ stainless steel to 0.010″ acrylics can be cut by waterjet. Kerf ranges from 0.020″ to 0.050″.
Taper and edge finish are directly related to cut speed. Faster speed means more taper and a coarser edge finish. Slowing down the waterjet taper can be eliminated and finish of 120 achieved.
The speed at which the waterjet can cut through material will vary based on a variety of parameters including material and tolerances. Comparable to laser on many materials the speed in which waterjet can cut makes waterjet more efficient and less costly.
Water jet cutting is a natural erosion process involving no chemicals or heat. Because of this, warping and distortion typically associated with laser, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting is eliminated, therefore minimizing the need for secondary processing.
Unlike laser, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting, waterjet lends itself to common line cutting. Multiple shapes can be nested together and cut with multiple heads. Tracking of remnants and nesting into these odd shapes later, helps save precious material and can contribute toward reducing your overall costs.