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.
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.