Waterjet Metal Cutting
Water jet, also known as waterjet or abrasive jet cutting, is one of Xometry's machining processes that directs a high-pressure jet of water and an abrasive substance to cut materials for industrial applications such as machine part manufacturing. Modern water jet cutters are controled by CNC (Computer Numerical Control) systems runing G-code to position the water jet nozzle and increase accuracy. Important benefits of water jet cutting with an abrasive substance include the ability to cut metals without increasing the material surface temperature and compromising internal structure of the material (no Heat Affected one, or HAZ); the ability to cut sharp corners, holes, and complex shapes with small inner radii; fast turn-around rates; and minimal material waste thanks to the precise cutting and the narrowness of the nozzle.
Xometry's Manufacturing Partner Network offers water jet cutters with tilting waterjet nozzles with 4- or 5-axis CNC control at accuracy up to 0.1 mm that can cut metal sheets and plates up to 4 inches thick. For thinner and softer materials, laser cutting might be more appropriate.
XOMETRY’S WATERJET CUTTING
- Tilting waterjet head with 4 or 5-axis CNC control
- High accuracy, up to 0.1mm
- Cut more than 4″ sheet/plate metal
Sheet Metal Design Guide
Sheet metal fabrication is a process by which parts are cut and bent from a roll of stock metal material. It can be a very cost-effective way to make straightforward metal parts. Check out our design for tips on how to optimize your files for sheet metal!
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