Cutting Glass with Waterjet
Cutting and piercing glass is not a problem with Flow waterjet technology. From cutting of intricate stained glass, to piercing holes in glass, to easily cutting laminated ballistic glass, users from a variety of industries have discovered the versatility and cost-effectiveness of cutting glass materials with waterjet technology.
The Best Edge
Hole drilling is easy for our waterjets, as is stained glass cutting at the other end of the spectrum. There’s no need to etch and break when you are cutting glass with waterjets, so there’s less wasted material no program pattern limitation. Our patented Ultra-Pierce option allows you to pierce even the most delicate glass without cracking or creating a crater.
The thin kerf width of an abrasive waterjet allows you the ability to cut nearly any pattern, no matter how intricate.
Key Benefits to Glass with Waterjet
- Cut complex patterns easily
- Increased productivity, fast cutting and high-quality parts
- Minimal kerf allows incredible detail
- Raw material savings — reduced scrap
- Low operating cost — waterjet orifices and abrasive focusing nozzles require occasional replacement
- Omni-directional cutting, even at tight inside corners
- No need for extensive part clamping, minimal lateral or vertical forces
- Single-pass cutting, depending on material thickness
- Net or near-net cutting, little or no hand finishing
- Reduced tooling costs, lighter, flexible tooling