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What about programing APW Waterjet machine?

APW Waterjets are relatively easy to program as compare to any other waterjet cutting system. Our professional PC based waterjet software is capable of reading any 2D DXF files. Programming for abrasive waterjet is quick and easy. An operator with little experience should be able to learn how to program and operate the machine within one week. […]

How long does the mixing tube last?

The highest quality ceramic carbide mixing tubes last 30% longer than other mixing tubes. A tube such as this can deliver 150 hours of cutting time for 0.020″ in diameter. Many users keep the mixing tubes longer and use them to cut parts which require looser tolerances. article from: http://waterjetapw.com waterjet http://waterjetapw.com

How long does the material support last?

You can expect hundreds of hours of production time from the support grating before the need to replacing waterjet. We recommend that, as long as you don’t cut just one pattern over the same section for thousands of parts, slats and grates can be shifted, swapped, and flipped just as with plasma and laser cutting. […]

What taper can I expect?

With a Waterjet system, you will experience virtually no taper. In the case of conventional waterjet cutting, the taper you get is a function of the cut speed. However, the worst taper you will get will be equal to the maximum kerf width at the top (example: 0.035″) and 0.000″. at the bottom. As you […]

At what pressure do you cut?

Waterjets cuts at 90,000psi. It is also the maximum intensifier pump pressure. Although higher pressures can result in higher maintenance cost on intensifier pumps especially on the seals, the result is higher cutting speed and efficiency. article from: http://waterjetapw.com waterjet http://waterjetapw.com

How thick can it cut?

Operators cut up to 8-inch steel and titanium in production. There have been cases where 12″ and even 15″ thick materials have been cut. However, majority of cutting from operators ranges from 1/4″ to 2″. article from: http://waterjetapw.com waterjet http://waterjetapw.com

Should I cut underwater?

Underwater waterjet cutting reduces the noise to under 75dB and eliminates material frosting within 1/16″ from the jet. The downside of this process is you need water level control on your catcher in order to see the underwater cutting process. Without the control, you need to work underwater and handle the waterjet cutting process. article from: […]

How much do I have to spend on a waterjet cutting system?

  APW offers new waterjet cutting machines starting with $40K only. A middle line of product typically goes from $120,000. We can certainly meet your customization needs. Please contact us for a free and no obligation quotation. Tel:+86-024-24699053 | E-mail:owen@apw.cn article from: http://waterjetapw.com waterjet http://waterjetapw.com

Waterjet pump

Waterjet pump is the power source of waterjet cutting machine. The quality of pump determines the operation of the whole machine. In order to increase product reliability, APW constantly cooperates with the international famous enterprises to keep researching and developing to improve the quality of product. Since the foundation of our company, we have been […]

Waterjet Cutting Machines

Waterjet cutting machine has many different types. According to mechanical structure, waterjet cutting machine can fall into two different categories: bridge style cutting machine and cantilever style cutting machine. According to function, waterjet cutting machine can fall in two categories: hydraulic lifter cutting machine and non-hydraulic lifter cutting machine. According to size, waterjet cutting machine […]

So… is Waterjet better for everything?

No. When cutting mild steel thin sheet metal, say 12 gage, the laser will cut faster and cheaper. We can stack to come closer to laser speed, but we cannot yet equal it (yet). So for high production runs where set up time is not a problem, laser will cut your thin mild steel sheets […]