Abrasive Water Jet cutting systems use a combination of water and garnet
to cut through materials considered cost
"un-acceptable" by conventional
cutting methods. Using small amounts of water while eliminating the friction
tool-to-tool contact, abrasive Water Jet cutting avoids thermal
damage, which can adversely affect metallurgic properties
in materials being
cut. The ability to pierce through materials also eliminates the need and
cost of drilling starter holes.
Because abrasive jet cuts with a narrow kerf,
parts can be tightly nested thus maximizing material usage.
When coupled with a state of the art motion control system, abrasive jet cutting
provides extremely accurate cuts with a high
degree of repeatability over a wide
range of materials and shapes. Abrasive Water Jet is excellent for the cutting of
and in fragile materials such as glass, the high failure rate due
to breakage and chipping of corners during conventional processing
eliminated. Whatever your industrial need, Abrasive Water Jet is an accurate,
flexible, and efficient cutting system.
Abrasive Water Jet can cut through materials ranging from 1/32 inch (1.6mm) to
12 inches (305mm) thick. These CNC controlled
machines are capable of repeating
movement to +/- .005". The top surface of a part will always fall into this
Positive or negative taper on the cut edge is a naturally
occurring tendency that can effect the overall accuracy of a part.
Several factors can contribute to the amount of taper on a given part including
material type, thickness and speed of cut.
Consult with your Feilhauer's
Representative as to your particular quality requirements concerning this issue.