Cutting your parts using laser or abrasive waterjet is straightforward:
- Material is positioned on the cutting table slats and secured
- A .DXF file of the desired part is loaded into the operating console (this drawing file can be sent by you simply by email, or we can generate this for you)
- The starting and stopping points and the sequence of the cut or cuts is selected by the operator using the software.
- The material type and thickness is entered into the controller. Feed rates and cutting speeds are automatically calculated, depending on the geometry of the part. The cutting speed can be altered for parts that will require additional machining, through to finished parts off our machine.
We’re ready to cut, and make the part to tolerances of around +/- 0.1mm for Laser Profiles and +/- 0.2mm for Water Jet Cut profiles.
Technology: Laser Cutting
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.
Water Jet Cutting
Water Jet Cutting is a technology which uses a combination of extremely High Pressure Water (60,000 psi) and a fine abrasive (Garnet) to cut virtually all materials (all metal, plastics, stone, wood etc) to a high degree of accuracy (+/- 0.2mm). Water Jet Cutting works by forcing the high pressure water through a diamond orifice (0.1mm diameter) and then adding the abrasive just before the jet, now 1mm diameter, hits the surface of the material. JetCut’s Water Jet Cutting machines are specifically designed for flat sheet material from 0.5mm to 170mm thick and from sheet sizes up to 4000x2000mm.