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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.


Manufacturers and business owners are increasingly discovering the advantages hard-core waterjet-cutting systems provide especially compared to other, harsher methods of forming, cutting and shaping hard materials like steel, iron and titanium. Our systems use high-pressure streams of water – sometimes combined with abrasives – to cut through most types of materials. Waterjet cutting can be […]

How do waterjets work?

Take ordinary tap water and pressurize it to 60,000/55,000 psi (4,000 bar) and force it through a very small hole. Mix the water with garnet abrasive and you have a very thin stream of water traveling very fast that will rapidly erode most materials. Some waterjets are “pure waterjets” and don’t add the garnet abrasive. […]

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