How do CNC waterjet cutting machines work?
Waterjet cutting machines work with a highly pressurized jet of water, or a mixture of water with an abrasive. In the former case, these machines are known as pure waterjet cutters, or water-only cutters, while for the latter, they may sometimes be referred to as abrasive-jets.
Benefits of CNC waterjet cutting machines
One of the best benefits of a waterjet cutting machine over a thermal cutting machine is that there is no heat affected zone created. A heat affected zone is a concern when the design of an application is concerned with the properties of the metal being cut, as is the case with thermal cutting processes. Furthermore, waterjet cutting machines can be used to cut any material ranging from wood to steel and does not produce smoke.
CNC waterjet cutting machines can also deliver great precision and fine-tuned control. They reduce the amount of scrap material produced as a by-product of cutting, and allow cuts to be placed closer together.
At Hornet Cutting Systems, we produce the Aqua Hornet 1000, and pair it with a diverse and feature-rich set of equipment and tools for waterjet cutting. The Aqua Hornet 1000 offers both pure water and abrasive water-jet CNC cutting functionality, and is effective on materials up to 300 mm, or 12 inches, thick.
Whether you have more questions about the processes behind waterjet cutting, or you’d like to learn more about how the waterjet CNC machine from Hornet Cutting Systems compares to the rest of our lineup, call us today at 1-844-209-5552 and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information.