|Q: What is a waterjet?
A: Waterjet Cutting is a process where water is pressurized up to 60,000 psi and forced through a small nozzle in order to cut complex and intricate shapes in a variety of materials cleanly and precisely.
|Q: What is the difference between abrasive cutting and water only cutting?
A: Abrasivejet cutting adds an abrasive, typically garnet, to the water for cutting hard or thick materials. Pure waterjet cutting handles soft materials without an abrasive.
|Q: What type of materials can be cut with a Waterjet?
A: Waterjet Cutting is suited for a wide range of materials, such as:
- Stainless Steel
|Q: What can not be cut with a waterjet?
A: The only material we have come across is tempered glass, since it would shatter as it cuts.
|Q: What thickness range of materials can be cut?
A: Anything from .001" up to 8" thick.
|Q: What material sheet size can be accommodated?
A: Anything up to 48" x 96".
|Q: To what accuracy can parts be cut?
A: We can hold +/-.003" in most cases.
|Q: Can you cut in 3 Dimensions?
A: No, we are currently only set up for 2 dimensions.
|Q: Why should my parts be cut on a waterjet?
A: Waterjet cutting tackles jobs often considered too costly or impossible with conventional cutting methods.
|Q: Why should I have my parts cut by Waterjets Unlimited?
A: Because Quality has NO Competition!
|Q: Do I need a CAD Drawing to get my parts cut?
A: No, we can design the parts in our cutting software.
|Q: What are the advantages of using a waterjet?
- No heat affected zones
- No mechanical stresses
- Cuts virtually any shape
- Narrow kerf
- Reduced need for post machining due to satin smooth finish
- Cut a wide range of thickness
- Cutting infinite shapes with one tool
- Fast turn around
- Clean cutting process w/out the use of gasses or oils
- Easily switch between high volume production and single piece prototype production
- Precision and Accuracy
- Simple fixturing
|Q: What file types do you accept?
A: The best types are .DWG or .DXF files.
|Q: Can I email you files?
A: Yes, send them to Mark@waterjetsunlimited.com.
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