Cost Effective Water Jet Cutting

Cost effective water jet cutting
Water jet cutting insulating discs

An important benefit of the water jet is the ability to cut material without interfering with its inherent structure, as there is no heat used during this process. Minimising the effects of heat allows metals to be cut without harming or changing intrinsic properties.

Partwell operates a new Twin Head Water Jet Cutter at our in-house manufacturing location in Blackburn, Lancashire. Through this machine we possess the capabilities to offer a wide range of services to various industries; shown through a recent customer of ours.

A company contacted ourselves to assist with manufacturing a number of insulating discs, with the wealth of knowledge and expertise in our engineering department, we knew the qualities of our Water Jut Cutter would be able match their needs.  The Water Jet machine was used to produce the discs because it was the most cost efficient way to manufacture these bespoke components reducing waste and time spent machining.

The material that was used is Silicone bonded micanite; this material was chosen because of its insulating properties.

Water jet cutting is a cost effective technique to cutting a range of materials effectively and rapidly.. A number of benefits come with Water Jet Cutting:

  • Can cut material without damaging the material’s structure (Zero Heat Process)
  • Complex shapes can be produced
  • Capable of producing around 60,000psi
  • Machine bed size of 300cm x 150cm
  • Energy Efficient - Produces dramatically lower amounts of waste
  • Can cut virtually any material

Partwell use water jet cutting across a variety of industries; if there’s a cutting need you desire don’t look past the capabilities Partwell can offer through the wide range of engineering machines we possess. We have provided solutions in the catering, aerospace, school playgrounds and scientific research markets; we can provide the solution to your manufacturing problems.

Speak to an engineer direct on 01254 295707 or email cnc@­partwell.­com.

4th December 2014, 15:50