A water jet cutter, also known as a water jet or waterjet, is an industrial tool capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using a very high-pressure jet of pure water, or a mixture of water and an additive abrasive substance.
There are two types of waterjet cutting: Pure and abrasive. Pure waterjet cutting is used for cutting soft materials like foam or paper by using solely the water stream for cutting. Whereas, for abrasive waterjet cutting a granular abrasive is added to the water stream. The granular abrasive accelerates the power of the cutting stream, enabling hard materials to be cut.
At Pasco Machine, our waterjet cutting machine can perform precision quality cuts on materials from .03 inches to 6 inches in thickness. watch it perform it’s magic
Waterjet Cutting Benefits
NO Material Limitation
Waterjet cutting is an efficient and versatile way of cutting vast types of material such as composite, plastic, metal, glass, stone or rock, ceramic, and rubber. With the addition of a granular abrasive, our waterjet cutting machine can perform precision quality cuts on materials from .03 inches to 6 inches in thickness.
NO Heat Affected Zone
A major advantage of waterjet cutting is that no heat affected zone (HAZ) occurs due to its cold cutting method. Not only does cold cutting enable clean cuts but produces satin-smooth edges.
NO Material Distortion
Through its cold cutting method, the heat exposure can be bypassed, which is especially critical for materials like metal, leading to a fine cut without edge distortion in the material. This results in a smooth and burr-free cut.
NO Additional Finishing Process – Immediate Satisfaction
The high cut quality ensures a precise result the first time, avoiding additional finishing processes. This helps reduce overall project costs by saving cut time and increasing the overall efficiency of any cutting project.
NO Hazardous Waste
The growing importance of environmentally friendly processes throughout the industries is becoming more apparent. A significant advantage of waterjet cutting is that it does not create any hazardous waste in the form of fumes and gases, unlike other cutting technologies.
Pasco Machine Waterjet cutting
With Intelli-MAX, the operator enters the material type and thickness, then the software calculates and controls the cutting.
A state-of-the-art tool cutting machine
Fast cutting speeds and precision cuts leaving behind a satin-smooth edge, reducing secondary deburring operations
Cuts .03” sheets of aluminum to 6” plates of steel with precision
Waterjet cutting results tight tolerances
Does not create heat-affected zones or mechanical stresses
Environmentally “green” system uses only natural garnet abrasive and water in the cutting process
Our Omax Waterjet comprises of a Dual Bridge-3 – cutting head system that can be used to increase machining capability and job speed.
Our Waterjet software allows you to import drawings directly from other programs, works with standard DXF files to advance 3D shapes and allows all major CAD / CAM and artistic drawings programs to be imported.
With a built-in innovated CAD software system we are able to take an image from a scanner, digital camera or the internet and quickly convert it to a vector drawing.