The use of water jet cutting machines in various industries is currently enjoying a growing reputation. It is fast becoming the standard and most sought after material cutting technology to use by businesses in the manufacturing space.
There are a handful of reasons why water jet technology is gaining traction nowadays. It is highly accurate, fast, and compared to traditional methods of cutting, it does not create an impact on the environment.
But who uses waterjet systems nowadays? Which industries we have today are enjoying the benefits of using this modern approach to material cutting?
It is pretty obvious that patrons of waterjet material cutting systems are those business organizations involved in industries that require processing and cutting of parts and components in running their operations. These materials could be virtually any kind and to an estimated depth of 25 cm, and this could go even more for some materials.
Water jet systems can be used in cutting a wide spectrum of materials from plastics, metals, glass, and a whole lot more and for a wide array of industries – oil, gas, aviation, aerospace and defense, rail — just to name a few.
Since there is the complete absence of heat in water jet material cutting systems, it naturally takes away the risk of structural imperfections that heat-affected zone (HAZ) creates. The use of waterjet cutting machines is most prevalent in UK industries, but it is most promising in southeast Asian countries helping economies in this region to grow further and thus aid them in standing a good chance at dominating global trade.
People who create, working in the field of arts, are also benefiting from the use of water jet technology.
Our natural tendency is to dismiss artists and sculptors as people likely to make use of waterjet machines in their line of work, yet many of them are actually turning their eyes to this technology in creating their next piece.
Waterjet cutting allows easy and seamless handling of complex designs and cuts them in just one fluid motion. This material cutting method saves them both expense and time. One example of which is Anya Gallacio’s Ghost Tree. The artist behind this piece was quoted to have said that he would not be able to carry out his work without the use of water jet cutting.
Ask any leading business organization and you will see that they share this one common denominator in them — they want their production line to be more efficient and yet at the same time on the economical side, too. With water jet technology, innovative business entities stand a chance on achieving their goals.
Like for instance, for business organizations that cater to food production. The use of water jet systems has been brought into this sector for use in many of their processes. It is a sterile cutting process, eliminating the need for any kind of cleaning work — after all, it is an intensified jet of water doing the work.
Small and Large Scale Business Organizations
At least one expert mind in every industry today believes that waterjet cutting machines are worth their salt, due to the fact that it can work with clients of all sizes.
For instance, one metal fabrication company in Sydney managed to cut a new set of keys intended for the vicar of a local church – but this type of key is far different from any ordinary keys that you can snap in a jiffy using a standard key cutter.
Water jet systems can take in and handle virtually any kind of cutting job, and with due credit to 3-dimensional cutting, it is made capable of doing its work more accurately, and more cost-efficiently, and more environmentally-friendly way, too.