Advantages of Cutting with a Waterjet

In the metal fabrication industry, there are a lot of ways to skin a cat, or so they say.  There are a variety of machines all designed to cut metals.  They each present their own advantages for cutting various materials, thicknesses and more.  Businesses must choose a cutting tool that best suits their unique needs but waterjet machines offer a variety of advantages.  In fact, waterjets are so popular that BusinessWire reports that the waterjet sector of the metal fabrication industry is the fastest growing sector, “According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global waterjet cutting machine market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 8% during the forecast period… Gaurav Mohindru, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on engineering tools, says, “The forecast period is likely to be a real game changer for the software associated with waterjet cutting machines. Though the software is used in the main cutting models, the trend is now shifting toward machine intelligence. For instance, OMAX has developed a new software Intelli-CAM that helps to generate 2D and 3D paths of the tools. This helps to create the tool path and attributes of 3D cutting before it is fed to the waterjet cutting machine.”

Waterjet cutting systems use a high-pressured stream of water that is propelled at the material being cut.  The stream of water rapidly erodes the area being cut to leave a clean, pristine cut.  To cut certain materials, an abrasive is added to the water to produce a stronger cutting ability.  At Machitech Automation, our waterjet cutting systems are the definition of versatility in a unitized system.  They are specifically designed for high precision cutting on a heavy unitized frame.  Our frames can be increased in size as needs change or grow.  We implement an innovative inverse rail system as well as bellows protection and our machines produce exceptional accuracy and cut quality.  Waterjets can cut a diverse assortment of materials including metals, glass, stone, plastic, tile and composites.  Our waterjet cutting systems are made of the highest quality, most durable materials and come with tables in dimensions that include 10’ x 5’, 12’ x 6’, 10’ x 20’ and custom dimensions are also available.  Our gantry is 6’’ x 8’’ steel that is fully machined.  We use a fully integrated motor with Bosch Rexroth AC Servo motors and Sercos III drive controller, which is the latest generation digital interface.  Further, we use an Edge Pro CNC controller that is Windows based with a 15’’ glass touch screen, 2 USB ports and network connection.  Our systems are powered by KMT and Hypertherm waterjet pumps and the maximum table capacity is a 4’’ material thickness.  Finally, our cutting systems also come with a variety of options available that include a camera, electronic raise/lower system (waterbed), ink jet or dot peen marker, removable trays for easy cleanout (waterbed and downdraft), and a security system (pull cord, light curtain).   The waterjet sector is rapidly growing and at Machitech Automation, we make the best waterjet systems available on the market.