Water jet cutting machines can cut virtually any shape, in any material, from steel to stone to foam, even bullet proof glass! So how does water jet cutting work?
By increasing the pressure of tap water by 175,000%, to an incredible 3600BAR (52,000psi) and forcing the water through a 1mm hole in a cutting nozzle, travelling faster than the speed of sound – the resulting jet of water can virtually cut through anything.
We use two water jet cutting systems here at EWL, “Pure Water jet cutting” and “Abrasive water jet cutting”.
Pure water jet cutting: Water pressurised to 3600Bar is forced through a 0.1mm orifice creating a jet of water capable of precisely cutting soft materials such as rubber, foam and carpet.
Abrasive water jet cutting – To cut harder materials an abrasive garnet (similar to sand) is mixed with the water jet, abrasive water jet is used for precision cutting of metals, plastics, glass & stones.
This video explains further how water jet cutting works.
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