Water Jet Cutting
It’s hard to believe, but a tiny jet of water, less than a millimetre in diameter, can have the force to cut through 6 inches of solid granite, be delicate enough to cut fine detail and be controlled precisely enough to cut virtually any shape in these and virtually all materials. The amazing revolution in water jet cutting technology means that cutting with a water jet is now the best solution to many machining, engineering and architectural design challenges.
Water jet cutting minimises wastage of exotic or expensive materials like titanium, and the precise high-speed cutting ‘beam’ of water leaves a satin smooth finish with no burring or deformation of the cut surface.
Unlike laser, plasma or flame cutting, no heat is generated when using waterjets. More precise than plasma cutting, water jet cutting is also clean and fast – a water cutting table produces no dust, fumes or pollution, with any waste being collected together with the spent garnet abrasive in the catcher tank below. Additionally, due to minimum kerf widths, material utilisation can be optimsed.
We can cut materials from a thickness of 0.5mm to 170mm, with a maximum size of 4 metres by 2 metres.
This amazing technology can be used in many different fields, ranging from precision Engineering; mass production of components to one off designs; from foam and rubber packaging to brass or rubber gaskets; from the simplest hole cut in a middle of a tile for an insert, to the most intricate and elaborate tile layout. The variety of designs and materials available for commercial advertising and brand awareness or even personal designs is limitless. Your logo can be re-created for many purposes, from simple signs for example using aluminium brass or marble, to stunning floor tile layouts and wall coverings. If you can imagine it, we can cut it. Alternatively, to add a little panache to your home, maybe a monogramed tile or floor plan, or maybe a new sign for your house name or number. Remember, we can cut any material to any profile.
Laser Cutting is a technology which uses a laser to cut metal (steel & aluminium to a high degree of accuracy (+/- 0.1mm) and at high speed. Laser cutting works by focussing the output of a high power laser, controlled by a CNC computer, onto the metal. The metal then either melts, burns, vaporises or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high quality surface finish. JetCut’s laser equipment is specifically designed for flat sheet material from 0.5mm to 25mm thick and from sheet sizes up to 4000x2000mm.
Plasma Cutting, Bevel Cutting and Machining
Plasma Cutting is a technology which uses an accelerated jet of hot plasma to cut steel at high speed, from 3mm to 80mm thick, and from sheets up to 6000x2000mm. The Plasma Cutting process involves creating an electrical channel of superheated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma from the plasma cutter itself, through the metal, thus forming a completed electric circuit back to the plasma cutter. This is accomplished by a compressed gas (oxygen, air, inert and others depending on material being cut) which is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed toward the workpiece. An electrical arc is then formed within the gas, between an electrode integrated into the gas nozzle and the Steel. The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the workpiece. At the same time, much of the high-velocity plasma and compressed gas blow the hot molten metal away, thereby separating, i.e. cutting through, the steel.
Bevel Cutting – JetCut V310 can Bevel Cut to angles +/- 50 degrees in steel of thicknesses between 6mm & 50mm
Machining Capabilities. The V310 is equipped with a drill spindle which enables Drilling holes from 5mm to 40mm Diameter, Tapping M6 to M30, Countersinking, Counter Boring.
Please take a few moments to explore this site and find out more about what the laser and waterjet technology, and Jetcut, can do for you. Welcome to a whole new world of possibilities.
Please call us to discuss any potential projects you may have.