Choose waterjet cutting and gain in performance

Photo d'une découpe au jet d'eau
Photo d'une découpe au jet d'eau

The principle behind high pressure waterjet technique consists of projecting a continuous stream of water at very high velocity (600 to 900 metres per second) through an orifice in a nozzle with a very small diameter (0.05 to 1 mm).

The water is compressed then propelled at a pressure of 4,000 bars. The water is used pure to cut soft materials and with an abrasive for harder and thicker materials.

Its high pressure circuit takes water to the cutting head where an abrasive is added to it in a mixing chamber. It is this ultra-powerful stream that cuts through the material. The system includes an intensifier pump which compresses the water.

The material is cut cold by a process of erosion. The high speed of the water stream means that the material is not wet.

Photo d'une découpe par jet d'eau haute pression
Photo d'une découpe par jet d'eau haute pression

A very high pressure waterjet cutting system consists of 4 main elements:

 

The advantages of very high pressure waterjet cutting technology:

Photos de découpes par jet d'eau à très haute pression
Photos de découpes par jet d'eau à très haute pression

Usinage d'une pièce complexe perçage de trous ép. 0.5 mm

 

Usinage de titane ép. 110 mm

Machining and cutting of parts and materials by water jet