Is it really possible for water to slice through fragile material as well as thicker material like thick steel slabs? Have you ever wondered if it will be possible to go through bone surgery with the use of water as your cutting tool? Basically, a jet of water when pressurized up until 50,000 psi can serve as a very powerful slicing and cutting tool that can be used in a wide array of applications. Waterjet is also more than capable of drilling a hole or perforating a piece of material. And the best part about the method of waterjet cutting will have to be that it is far more efficient that other heat-based cutting approach there is like plasma cutting and the use of lasers.
Waterjet cutting machines make use of a high-pressure of water flow. Such a system may also need other abrasives and combine them with water to cut a wide array of materials that need cutting. The 1970s were the times where the use of waterjet cutting machines was done. In those times, using waterjet cutting machines means that you need to cut some wood fiber tubes. But after that, the use of water jet cutting systems was then preferred for cold cutting purposes. Fast forward to the present, waterjet cutting has then replaced the cutting and machining methods that are known to be conventional.
The use of waterjet cutting machines has become popular for a lot of good reasons that make them even superior than traditional cutting methods. You do not get any dust when you make use of waterjet cutting machines. If you look at the atmosphere where the waterjet cutting process is done, you will see that no toxic gases are released. If you want to slow down or stop the process of waterjet cutting, you will not risk damaging the material that you are cutting. Also, what is great with using waterjet cutting is that you can start its operation in any point or part of the material. There is no indication to where you must start. Lastly, with waterjet cutting machines, they are isothermal.
These days, for doing some cutting, many industries make use of waterjet cutting to do their cutting needs. In the aerospace industry, the use of waterjet cutting machines is intended for cutting, shaping, and reaming of intricate and tight-tolerance aerospace components.
In the mining industry, on the other hand, powerful waterjet cutting machines are used for drilling and cutting rocks found in hard rock mines. Coal mines can also benefit from the use of waterjet cutting machines. The thing about these machines is that they are both effective and cost-efficient.
In the food industry, using waterjet cutting machines is also great to cut hygienically meat, fruits, bread, vegetables, and even cake. With this machine, there is no mechanical contact that is why food contamination can be reduced greatly. Since a jet of water is so fine, it cuts quickly making it impossible for the material being cut to get wet or damp.