Water Jet, Water Jet Cutter, Water Cutter at APW

A water jet cutter, also known as a water jet or waterjet, is an industrial tool capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using a very high-pressure jet of water, or a mixture of water and an abrasive substance. The term abrasivejet refers specifically to the use of a mixture of water and abrasive to cut hard materials such as metal or granite, while the terms pure waterjet and water-only cutting refer to waterjet cutting without the use of added abrasives, often used for softer materials such as wood or rubber.

Waterjet cutting is often used during fabrication of machine parts. It is the preferred method when the materials being cut are sensitive to the high temperatures generated by other methods. Waterjet cutting is used in various industries, including mining and aerospace, for cutting, shaping, and reaming.

What is the hardest material that a pure waterjet can cut?

A pure waterjet uses only water and no abrasives. The rule of thumb is that if you can cut it with scissors, you can cut it with water only. This limits pure waterjet to mainly softer material. The most common materials cut with water are gaskets, paper, rubber, and food. article from: http://waterjetapw.com waterjet http://waterjetapw.com

How fast can a waterjet cut and how does it hold accuracy?

Speed and accuracy depend on material texture, material thickness, and the cut quality desired. In case of rubber and gasket cutting, there are waterjet machines whose motion capabilities would allow traversing at 0.1 to 3000 linear inches per minute. We could offers the approximate cutting speeds for a wide variety of materials. We will also be […]

How to maintain an APW waterjet cutting machine?

When operating at high pressures, there is typically more maintenance required than for most traditional machine tools. However, the maintenance is relatively easy to do. Anyone with a basic mechanical aptitude should be able to properly maintain the waterjet cutting machine. more information about waterjet maintain. article from: http://waterjetapw.com waterjet http://waterjetapw.com

Why would I ever want to upgrade my software? Isn’t what came with the machine “good enough”?

  The waterjet software you get with your machine will knock the socks off of the competition. APW wants to insure that the software you use each day will remain the best available for years to come. Therefore, APW is constantly adding new features and enhancements to the waterjet software to improve the speed, precision, and […]

What other differences does a different size pump make?

The more horsepower that makes it to the nozzle, the faster you can cut. The trade-off with a higher horsepower pump is cost, efficiency, a larger kerf width, and sometimes a slight loss in precision. However, a high horsepower pump can almost always be run at lower pressures to reduce the operating cost and maintenance, […]

What is unique about waterjet compared to other cutting technologies?

Waterjet allows tremendous flexibility and versatility in manufacturing and provides for more cutting possibilities. Simply put, “waterjet is by far, the most flexible and desirable technology in our business and delivers results with amazing reliability”, says one of the proud waterjet & laser job shop owners. Here are a few examples that set waterjet technology apart […]

What is the benefit of waterjet cutting machines?

One of the chief benefits of waterjet cutting machine over thermal cutting processes is that there is no heat affected zone created. A heat affected zone is a concern when the design of an application is concerned with the properties of the metal being cut, as is the case with thermal cutting processes. Furthermore, waterjet […]

How does a waterjet work?

There are two main steps involved in the waterjet cutting process. First the ultra-high pressure pump generally pressurizes normal tap water at pressure levels above 40,000 psi (2760 bar); to produce the energy required for cutting. Second water is then focused through a small precious stone orifice to form an intense cutting stream. The stream […]

Plasma Cutting vs. Other Cutting Methods

Of course, plasma cutting is only one variety of system which CNC machines may be designed to work with. Another common variety is the waterjet cutter. Waterjets can use either a mixture of pressurized water and abrasive, or purely water. One benefit to a water jet cutter is that there’s no HAZ, or heat-affected zone, which […]

What is a CNC Cutting Machine?

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. It utilizes computer system to automate the complex steps and processes of machinery through a variety of industries and needs. Taking it one step further, a CNC cutting machine, such as a CNC plasma cutting machine, utilizes their intricate software systems and components to efficiently, accurately and smoothly handle […]

How to dispose the used garnet abrasive?

Water jet Garnet is a non-toxic natural substance that can be recycled for recycle. Usually, the used water jet garnet can be disposed to landfills. Some garnet suppliers offer recycle garnet services. Disposing of waterjet abrasive—the right way Shop owners who cut with waterjet machines should keep abreast oflocal waste and disposal regulations. For many […]

Is the water treatment necessary?

Yes, it is. The water is supplied to the intensifier which is critical to waterjet cutting. It is because the intensifier directly influence the service life of the equipment components, such as check valves, seals and orifices. Before installing the waterjet system, we recommend you should have a water quality analysis report supported by a […]