For all of those out there who have at some point dropped a plate, cup, picture frame or mirror, it is going to come as no shock how fragile glass can be. While glass can be amazing and beneficial, it can also be hard to work with. Can you imagine the care and precision that would come along with machining and cutting glass? Many of those not directly involved in these industries will have a hard time doing so. While it is possible to do at home- a couple of websites will even teach you how to cut glass by melting it with the use of yarn- it is not easy. One method that has been developed in an attempt to make the process a little easier and less dangerous is water jet glass cutting companies.
These machines use high levels of water jet pressure to form and cut all sorts of materials. They can slice everything from vegetables to glass to metals. By using high levels of power, they are able to slice right through the product or part, leaving a smooth finish. When it comes to water jets, there are two main types to choose from. These are pure water jets and abrasive water jets. What the former does is uses between 20,000 to 60,000 psi (or pounds per square inch) of pressure, while the latter uses between 60,000 to 90,000 in addition to added abrasive materials. Pure water jets are typically employed for items such as foam, paper and rubber. Meanwhile abrasive water jets are able to cut more difficult objects such as stone and metal. Thanks to these pieces of machinery it is easier for manufacturers to form the glass and other products that they need to. While they may not be something for the everyday crafter to have in the home, they do help in many industries.