With the waterjet technology almost all materials can be processed: The Typical cutting area for waterjet cutting systems is between 0.1 to 300 mm and is ideal for extremely precise machining of all metals, rocks, bulletproof glass, ceramics, plastics, foam and many other materials. This cutting process is particularly commonly used in the plastics, metal, leather and stone processing sectors.
With waterjet technology the material to be processed is separated with a high pressure waterjet. With a pressure of up to 6,000 bar, the beam reaches the exit speeds of up to 1,000 m/s. With harder materials a special abrasive is added.
The big advantage over thermal separation processes: The materials hardly heat up and therefore structural changes at the cut edges can be excluded. However, water jet cutting compared to other methods is considered slower and more expensive