Benefits Of Water Cutting Technology
There are so many reasons why many people are using water jet cutting technologies across the world and among them are their versatility and convenience. Water jet cutting technology has however been in existence for quite some decades starting from the early 1800s where it was mainly used in hydraulic mining. In the water cutting technology, there is a high pressure tubing that pumps water at a very high speed and pressure to help erode or cut the material.
There are only two processes used in cutting materials in the water cutting technology and these are pure water cutting process and abrasive water cutting process. It is only soft materials that are used in the pure water cutting technology and these include foam rubber, plastics or even papers. Only water stream that is used in the pure water cutting process. For the abrasive water cutting processes, only granular abrasive materials like metal and ceramics are cut and eroded. There are so many ways through which you can benefit from any of the above water cutting technologies. Some of these benefits that come with the water cutting technology are discussed below.
Unlike other cutting technologies that come with material limitations, water cutting technologies are very versatile something that has made them very popular in many industries especially manufacturing and mining industries. The water cutting technologies can cut any type of composite such as carbon fibre reinforced plastics, stones, ceramics among others.
Water cutting technologies have wide variety of industrial applications. The water cutting technologies do not at any time affect the strength or integrity of the material being cut something that has made them the best for aerospace and food industries.
Water cutting technology is also used to cut titanium accurately without causing surface embrittlement. Going green is one of the main objectives of many manufacturing industries and for such industries, the best cutting technology that will save the environment from unnecessary pollutions is the water cutting technology. Water cutting technology also increases the safety of the operator as it does not subject him or her to the risks of burns.
It takes very short time to cut any type of a material despite of its texture and this is because of the high speed water used in the cutting process. During the water cutting technology process, most of the water is recycled until the process is over therefore resulting to less water wastage. The other reason why water cutting technology is the best option for any manufacturing industry is because of the less or zero distortion of the material therefore resulting to very smooth cuts that are free from burrs. Water cutting technology can be used for 2D OR 3D cutting in a very easy way therefore saving one a lot of time and energy.