Cutting Thick Materials with WaterjetWaterjets are not limited in what they can cut, including material thicknesses. Truly, a waterjet can cut up to any thickness, but tolerances will change the thicker the material being cut. Tight accuracies can be kept when cutting materials under 4 inches thick, a near net shape is achieved when cutting thicker materials.
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The Best EdgeThe benefits of a waterjet cut edge on any material does not differ for thicker materials. Because there is no mechanical stress, heat distortion, or heat-affected zone (HAZ) you will get a satin smooth edge directly off the waterjet table.
Minimal KerfBecause waterjets cut with a narrow kerf, parts can be tightly nested to achieve maximum material usage.
Key Benefits to Cutting Thick Materials with Waterjet
- Increased productivity, fast cutting and high-quality parts
- Raw material savings-reduced scrap
- Minimal lateral or vertical forces
- No thermal damage
- Net or near-net cutting