Unique sculptures carved out with the new Water Jet Cutter . .
CFC Engineering's new Water Jet Cutter:
One off unique water jet cut masterpieces are our specialty.
A waterjet utilizes a high pressure stream of water to erode a narrow line in the stock material. To cut a wider range of materials from tool steel to titanium to foam, a granular (typically garnet) abrasive is added to the waterjet, increasing the cutting power. Because the abrasive is added at the nozzle, it is simple to switch between water only and abrasive waterjet cutting. This flexibility greatly enhances the versatility of a waterjet machine, as it can easily switch from cutting 1/2" (1.27cm) foam gaskets to 4" (10.16cm) titanium brackets.
What are the benefits of water cutting?
Water cutting benefits include: Curve width is .34mm and our mini nozzle curve width is .10mm Cuts small and intricate designs or large and bulky objects. Reduces time and money through quick precision cutting. Eliminates the need for secondary processes by producing a quality finish with no heavy burring. Does not distort materials and has no heat affected zone. Places no pressure on the part being cut. Can quickly produce one-off prototypes or large production runs. Allows some materials to be stacked, cutting multiple pars with a single pass. Reduces material waste by tight part nesting. Cuts most materials.
What materials can be water cut?
All materials can be cut up to 200mm thick (even thicker in some cases). You can provide your material or we can source it for you. The most common materials we cut are: Aluminium - Steel - Granite - Wood - Tiles - Plastics - Composites - glass - copper - concrete, and much more.
How much does water cutting cost?The cost of water cutting is determined by time and is affected by:
- Medium (type of material)
- Thickness and/or density of material
- Intricacy (level of detail)
- Tolerance (degree of accuracy)
- Quality of cut (grade 1 - 5) - 1 = Sever - 5 = Precision
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