When buyers are looking for custom cutting facilities, it’s rare that they first think of water jet cutting. As far as we’re concerned, that’s a real shame because water jet cutting is one of the most useful and versatile of all the industrial cutting methods on the market! It’s why we’ve specialized in water cutting at Precision Cutting for over twenty years, producing an ever-growing list of regular clients.
If you haven’t considered water jet cutting for your own precision cutting needs, take a look at some of its advantages…
Four Benefits to Water Jet Cutting Techniques
- Cold Cutting
There are a wide variety of materials out there which can be harmed by heat-based cutting techniques. Steel and other metals can become brittle by heating and cooling. Wood gets scorched. Plastics will outright melt. Some materials are so heat resistant that heat-based cutting won’t even work.
However, water jet cutting is entirely cold (i.e., room temperature), meaning it won’t harm materials which react badly to heat.
- Smooth Precision Cuts
It’s a bit counter-intuitive, but modern high-pressure water jet cutters are extremely precise and accurate. They can hold accuracy down to .005″ or even lower, with excellent repeatability. That also means, unlike physical cutting methods such as diamond-tip saws, you don’t have to worry about chaff, flakes, cracks, or other irregularities that come from cutting methods that chew up the material.
Likewise, no finishing methods, like smoothing or sanding, are required. This reduces the time expenditure drastically.
- Environmentally Friendly
Are you looking to improve your green business credits? You don’t get more eco-friendly than plain old water, and that’s literally all we need. No harmful chemicals, no runoff, just water which we can reclaim and reuse almost endlessly.
- Vast Material Possibilities
While water jet cutting is perhaps most commonly associated with stonework, the truth is that there is very little that a water jet cannot precisely cut. Metals, composites, plastics, ceramics, Styrofoam, glass, tile, paper, even food products.
The only real limit is the size of the item being cut. Please see our FAQ for details on the size constraints on our equipment.