Water Jet Cutting – Quick Fire Q & A’s
The nozzle on the water jet machine distributes 60,000 psi of high water pressured, focused and streamed water. It is very precisely aimed to cut material on the machine bed.
Most definitely, if your finished or semi-finished component is to be cut from thin or delicate materials such as felts, foams and rubber gaskets water jet cutting is ideal. The purity of the water will prevent any damage to the fragile material.
Adding abrasives to the water allows cutting of much harder materials such as metals. The abrasive enables smooth edge finishes of the most intricate components.
Yes, up to 200mm thickness material can be cut.
Tolerances are exceptionally precise at up to +/-0.1mm.
When compared to other engineering machines water jet cutting can offer excellent turnaround times as the machine has a quick set up process and dual cutting heads. This also means we are happy to carry out small production runs.
Yes, Partwell have a range of water jetting nozzles to cater for all intricate, tight shapes and angles.
Steel, aluminium, rubbers, felts, foams, ceramics and plastics.
Speak to our engineering department directly on 01254 295707 to discuss.