Exploring the Precision of Waterjet Cutting Systems in Metal Fabrication

Waterjet cutter in action

Waterjet cutting for metal fabrication has been around for decades and is popular for applications that require the utmost precision. Waterjet cutting systems operate by pressurizing water to extremely high levels, typically between 40,000 and 90,000 pounds per square inch (psi). This high-pressure water is then forced through a small nozzle, creating a narrow stream that can cut through metal, stone, glass, and other materials. For added cutting power, abrasive particles, such as garnet, are often added to the water stream.

Industries That Benefit From Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet cutters are widely used in a variety of industries. For example, the aerospace industry utilizes waterjet cutting for intricate components such as engine parts and aircraft panels. In the automotive industry, waterjet cutters are used for cutting body panels, chassis components, and other intricate parts. The manufacturing sector relies on waterjet cutters for precise cutting of metal parts used in machinery and equipment. Additionally, the architectural industry utilizes waterjet cutting to create intricate metal designs for buildings and structures.

Advantages of Using a Waterjet Cutting System

Waterjet cutting systems offer several advantages when compared to other cutting methods. Some key benefits include:

  • Precision – Waterjet cutters can achieve extremely precise cuts, with tolerances as tight as 0.001 inches. This level of precision is unmatched by other cutting methods.
  • Versatility – Waterjet cutting systems can cut through a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites, making them suitable for a variety of applications.
  • No heat-affected zone (HAZ) – Unlike laser or plasma cutting, waterjet cutting does not create a heat-affected zone (HAZ) around the cut, so the risk of material distortion or warping is reduced.
  • Environmentally friendliness – Waterjet cutting is a cold cutting process that does not produce hazardous fumes or waste, making it an environmentally friendly option for metal fabrication.

Machitech Waterjet Cutting Systems

Machitech offers waterjet cutting tables that are designed to meet the needs of businesses that require precise and reliable metal fabrication solutions. Our waterjet cutting systems are engineered to deliver exceptional performance and accuracy, allowing you to complete your projects with the highest level of precision and efficiency.

When you choose Machitech for your waterjet cutting table, you will benefit from:

  • Advanced technology – Our waterjet cutting systems utilize high-pressure pumps and precision cutting heads to ensure precise and clean cuts.
  • Customization options – You can tailor your waterjet table to fit your needs through your choice of table size, cutting speed, and abrasive delivery system.
  • Reliability – Machitech waterjet cutting systems are built to last and deliver reliable performance for many years.
  • Continued support and service – We provide comprehensive support and service with all our waterjet cutting systems, and we will ensure that your equipment operates smoothly and efficiently.

Want to Learn More?

At Machitech, we manufacture heavy-duty waterjet cutting machines for all types of custom fabrication facilities. We also provide installation and training services, as well as free and unlimited support for life. If you would like to learn about the advantages of having a Machitech waterjet cutting system installed in your shop, contact us today.