Microstep South Africa offers cutting-edge waterjet cutting machinery solutions across Southern Africa. Waterjet technology enables the processing of a wide range of materials, including metals, rocks, bulletproof glass, ceramics, plastics, foam and many others. The typical cutting area for waterjet cutting systems ranges from 0.1 to 300 mm, making it ideal for extremely precise machining.
The waterjet cutting process involves separating the material to be processed with a high-pressure waterjet, which can reach exit speeds of up to 1,000 m/s, with a pressure of up to 6,000 bar. For harder materials, a special abrasive is added to the waterjet.
One of the significant advantages of waterjet cutting is that it produces minimal heat, which reduces the risk of structural changes at the cut edges. This makes it an ideal solution for materials that are sensitive to thermal processes. The technology is particularly commonly used in the plastics, metal, leather and stone processing sectors.
Microstep South Africa offers cutting-edge waterjet cutting solutions that are precise, efficient, and reliable. Although waterjet cutting is considered slower and more expensive compared to other methods, the benefits of accuracy and minimal heat make it a viable option for many applications.