A waterjet cutter is a tool that cuts metal and other materials by emitting a jet of water, or water mixed with an abrasive substance, at an extremely high velocity and pressure. Just as a river will eventually cut a canyon into rock, the waterjet will cut a line into metal, wood, or acrylic, but much more quickly. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about waterjet cutters in Apex!
Waterjet cutting offers several advantages over other types of metal cutting equipment, including:
Many types of water jets exist today, including plain water jets, abrasive water jets, percussive water jets, cavitation jets, and hybrid jets. Additives can take the form of suspended grit, aluminum oxide, and even garnet. Because of their versatility, and because the nature of the cutting stream can be easily modified, waterjet machines are capable of cutting just about anything, from polyethylene plastic to titanium, and are used in a diverse number of industries, from mining, to manufacturing, to aerospace.
Active Machinery is a local distributor of metal cutting and metal fabrication equipment such as press brakes, shearing machines, press punches, laser cutters, plasma cutters, and of course, waterjets. To order a waterjet machine in Apex, Raleigh, or nearby areas, please contact us today.