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.

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 […]

How much water does waterjet use?

It costs approximate one gallon water per minute during process depending on the cutting head orifice size. In addition, 3 to 5 gallons per minute are used to cool the waterjet pump, and the water could be recycled. article from: http://waterjetapw.com waterjet http://waterjetapw.com

How much is the max thickness if I want to cut steel?

There are two limits about max thickness. One is practical limit, the other one is physical limit. The practical limit means for most materials, the condition is about 100mm thick. If the metal thicker than that thickness, the tolerances will be dropped and the machining time will be increased. For some projects, like cutting titanium, […]

The tallest building in the world is built with APW Dual Core waterjet

After years’ preparation, Yuan Da Group launched the open ceremony of its “tallest building in the world-Sky City”. Looking back the “Crazy building history” of Yuan Da, there are more than 30 Yuan Da buildings in China, and also one set in Mexico. The 6 floors Pavilion of Shanghai Expo was built in one day; […]

What is the difference between water-only water jet and abrasive water jet?

Commonly, “Water jet”can be used as both “water-only” water jet and “abrasive” water jet cutting. Water-only water jets cut with ultra-high pressure water alone. Abrasive water jets cut with an abrasive material (usually garnet) which added to the water stream. Water-only water jets are used to cut through softer materials such as rubber and foam. Abrasive […]