Waterjets are machine tools that use pressurized water to cut through metal and other materials. They take standard tap water, mixed with garnet abrasive, to produce a then stream of water pressurized to 60,000 PSI. This high-powered water can cut through almost anything! Waterjets are most often utilized to cut metals, aluminum being a favorite, glass and stone.
For businesses that cut materials or manufacture goods, waterjets can improve the production line. Compared to other methods of metal fabrication, waterjets are safer and more efficient. Because they utilize only water to cut materials there is no heat-affected zone (HAZ), unlike with lasers and EDM machines. They’re also able to cut thicker materials with more tolerance.
Waterjets typically cost $50,000 to $150,000. This includes the entire system: the high-pressure water pump, waste water tank, abrasive feed system. If you’re interested in acquiring a waterjet for your business American Capital Group can help you finance it! Get started by filling out our Free Quote.