Waterjet cutting is one of Aerospace’s frequently used production processes which uses a high-pressure water jet along with an abrasive substance to cut materials. Waterjet cutting is suitable for a wide range of industrial applications, including machine part manufacturing and all yourother manufacturing needs. With Aerospace’s waterjet cutting, you’ll be getting the results you need. There is no need to fear that the internal structure of the material will be compromised by increasing its surface temperature in the cutting process. Waterjet cutting is also great for cutting sharp corners, complex shapes and holes, and the amount of material that goes to waste during this process is minimal.
Advantages Of Waterjet Cutting
High Durable Parts
Much like CNC machining, using waterjet cutting ensures top durability and high quality of end-use production and functional prototypes.
With the use of the latest technologies in waterjet cutting processes and production, Aerospace can deliver your parts within days from the time your order is placed.
Plenty Of Materials
Sheet metals have a wide range of options including
conductivity, weight, strength, as well as corrosion resistance.
With on-demand waterjet cutting processes that are more cost-effective than CNC machining, you can have runs ranging from 1-10,000 parts.
Finishes Are Customizable
Offered finishes include painting, powder coating, plating, and anodizing to cover all of your design needs.
Waterjet Cutting Process
Multi-Axis CNC Milling
- 3 Axis Machining
- 4 Axis Machining
- 5 Axis Machining
- Right Angle Milling
CNC Lathe and Live
Available upon request for EDM parts that are complex and need high-precision
Action Tooling with Dual Spindle Lathes.
Waterjet Cutting Materials
Waterjet Cutting Finishes
A finish with minimal post-processing.
Type II anodized finish is corrosion resistant and can have a variety of colors, while Type II anodized finish is also wear-resistant and thicker than Type I.
A strong finish resistant to corrosion and wear created by spraying powdered paint over the part and baking it in an oven.
A simple matte and smooth finish.
Chem Film (Chromate Conversion Coating) — a finish with corrosion resistance and good conductivity that can have a yellow or gold color and acts as a good base for paint.
A custom finish tailored exactly for your unique needs.
Applications For Waterjet Cutting
Production of chassis parts requires high precision in order for the dimensions to fit the standard, as most chassis are used for housing electromechanical controls.
Custom brackets that can have fasteners and hardware fully built in are suitable for both high corrosion-resistance parts as well as lightweight applications.
Consoles, consolets, rackmounts, and other types of enclosures are usually used as product device cases, boxes, and panels, and can be produced with sheet metal in a cost-effective way.
Waterjet Cutting Overview
Waterjet cutting produces flat-cut parts by focusing water into a highly pressurized stream that can shoot water out at a velocity of 900 m/sec. It is a process used for softer materials such as foam, wood, or rubber, as well as aluminum and sheet metal if an abrasive granular substance is added to the jet.
Through the use of CNC technology, the jet is highly accurate and has great repeatability capabilities, making the entire process precise and efficient. The main benefit of waterjet cutting technology is that it produces no harmful byproducts, and it cannot alter or warp the structure of the material that is being shaped.
Other than pure waterjets and abrasive waterjets, there are also hybrid jets, percussive jets, and cavitation jets.
Industries that use Waterjet Cutting
Two primary users of waterjet cutting are the mining industry and the aerospace industry. In other industries like automotive, electronics, food processing equipment, defense manufacturing, and industrial automation, waterjet cutting is used to a smaller extent.
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