Waterjet cutting machines offer highly precise, eco-friendly, cost-effective cutting processes for many different industries and individuals. When used correctly, the waterjet cutting results are exceptional. As high-quality cutting machine manufacturers, Kerf is proud of our line-up of products, and we are happy to answer any questions you might have, no matter whether you want to speak about waterjet cutting machines, plasma cutting, laser cutting, or anything else.
When it comes to waterjet cutting, you’ll find that it can solve a plethora of problems. Read on to find out more and contact us for additional information.
The waterjet cutting machines have the capacity to cut a wide range of materials, but it is this on top of its precision and excellent quality that makes it the preferred profiling method in a variety of industries. These include:
Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Tool Steel, Acrylic Foam, Nylon, Polypropylene, Rubber, Carbon Fibre, Ceramic, Glass, Granite, Kevlar, Marble
When it comes to cutting processes, you already know that a waterjet cutter is one of the very best options you can choose. What you might not know is precisely how waterjet cutting machines work.
The waterjet cutter method is a mechanical sawing procedure, as opposed to a thermal cutting technique such as plasma, oxy fuel, or laser cutters. It's similar to a bandsaw, which is a thin strip of metal with sharp teeth that is dragged through the material you're cutting. Similarly, waterjet cutting machines employ a narrow stream of water driven into the material by sharp bits of rock.
The rock, or abrasive, is often formed of crushed garnet. Other materials are utilised in various applications, but garnet is by far the most popular for metal plate cutting. Each abrasive grain that goes through will wear away a little amount of the substance.
However, just putting sand onto a metal plate will not suffice. The speed with which the abrasive strikes the plate is what makes it function. Because an abrasive grain has very little mass, it must have a high velocity to have any impact on a steel plate. The water is compressed to ultra-high pressure and then discharged via a very small hole to accelerate the abrasive quickly enough to cut through hard materials.
In the end, the waterjet cutter will, using this abrasive method, be able to cut through almost any material, and it will do so with little waste, hardly any heat, and in a cost-effective way. This is what makes waterjet cutting machines such a popular choice.
Waterjet cutting machines have progressed from a crude cutting tool to a sophisticated machine tool utilised in industries ranging from aerospace to the food industry. This evolution of waterjet cutting machines has been facilitated in large part by material advancement, efficient system designs, improved control of the waterjet tool, and the natural progression to greater pressure.
It is this greater pressure that is most important when it comes to waterjet cutters. High pressure water is required to ensure that the cutting material is cut accurately and efficiently. Today, waterjet cutting machine manufacturers can develop waterjet cutting machinery that uses up to 90,000 PSI (6,200 bar). In the past, this would not have been possible, but thanks to advances in development for profile cutting machines of all kinds, the old figure of 60,000 PSI (4,100 bar) has been far exceeded.
When you’re looking for waterjet cutting systems, Kerf is the company that can help you. We are highly knowledgeable when it comes to waterjet cutting machines and many other profile cutting machines; just take a look through our website to see what we can do, and contact us with any questions you might have.
When it comes to an excellent cutting method that has been used for decades and shows no sign of being any less popular today, look for OXY-FUEL cutting machines.
For the best quality and the most precise cuts, OXY-FUEL profile cutting machines are certainly an excellent option to explore. At Kerf, your first choice for CNC cutting machine manufacturer, we can provide a wide range of different OXY-FUEL cutting machine options. Oxy-fuel cutting is a method that has been around for more than a century, dating back to 1907. However, it is still widely used today and is a critical component and technology in many sectors.
To cut metals, oxy-fuel cutting uses a mix of fuel gases and oxygen. A number of fuels may be used, with acetylene being the most popular. Speak to Kerf about our profile cutting machines to find out more.
Choose from our rapid selection of high-definition plasma cutting machines, for high quality components. Process machines for cutting mild steel from 1mm to 50mm thickness.
If you’re looking for improved cutting speed with an eco-friendly touch, the waterjet cutting machines from Kerf, your chosen CNC cutting machine manufacturer, are the right option for you.
Not only can this cutting method get through almost any material you ask it to, but it leaves you with little to no waste, and it is an extremely accurate profile cutting method. When it comes to choosing a cutting system that will offer you everything you need, waterjet cutting ticks all the boxes.
Waterjet cutting employs an abrasive grit carried by an ultra-high pressure stream of water. The abrasive grit cuts using a mechanical sawing motion and results in a smooth, precision cut surface created at high speed.
Waterjet is the most adaptable method since it can cut nearly any material; even carbon steel is no match for it. Materials that are extremely fragile, such as tempered glass and certain ceramics, are among the limitations, however. Waterjet cutting is an extremely accurate procedure. It features a tiny kerf width, which allows for the cutting of delicate curves and the production of high tolerance components.
When it comes to cutting, our plasma cutting machines are exceptional. Plasma cutters use plasma to cut metals like steel and aluminium.
Plasma cutters pass an electrical arc through gas (often compressed air), which converts into a plasma arc that is used to cut through the metal. The interaction of gases, high speeds, and a concentrated region of pressure results in electrically conductive ionised gas, commonly known as plasma. This technique is used on metals that cannot be cut with flame cutting equipment.
Compared to laser profile cutting which utilises fiber lasers and in which the laser beam does the heavy duty work for you, the plasma CNC machine is perhaps less accurate, but it is faster and can cut through heavier materials. That said, the fiber laser cutting machine certainly has as much a place in construction as the plasma cutting machine does, so don’t hesitate to ask us if you need one or both – or any other – cutting machine. We can help you no matter what cutting machine requirements you might have.