The Benefits of Waterjet Cutting

For companies that utilize parts machining, die stamping, and other metal cutting as part of their operations, metal cutting techniques are a serious consideration. Afterall, this essential part of production can be the difference between s product functioning well, or it being rendered useless. Of the many methods of metal cutting, the advantages of waterjet cutting have set it apart from its alternatives, making it one of the more popular methods out there.

 What is Water Jet Cutting? 

Waterjet cutting utilizes a thin but powerful jet of water mixed with garnet abrasive in order to cut through a wide variety of surfaces. This includes not only metal surfaces but plastic, wood, copper, tile, rubber, granite, and even foam.  This versatility makes it well-suited for a wide range of industries from forgery to aerospace science. 

What are the Advantages of Water Jet Cutting?  

Cold Cutting 

Waterjet cutting is a cold working process. Because it does not require heating up the metal, the pitfalls that come from hot working can be avoided.  This includes weakened surface strength, potential contamination issues, and an aesthetic degradation of the surface’s finish. Cold cutting also has a higher dimensional accuracy than hotworking, adding to waterjet cutting’s precision.

No Need for Secondary Processing 

Other processes, such as laser cutting, cause distortions when used to cut through materials because of the temperature of the beam. Because of this, secondary processing is needed in order to get the material ready for further use. Because waterjet cutting uses water, there are no distortions to the surface and no secondary processing is needed in most instances. This saves your operation both materials and costs in the long run. 

Sanitary

Waterjet cutting can be used with or without abrasive. Pure waterjet cutting is so sanitary that is used to cut food on an industrial scale. Not only is the process safe for the material being cut, it’s safe for the surrounding area.  Unlike other metal cutting methods, waterjet cutting does not produce hazardous fumes or vapor, allowing for a safer work environment to those running the machinery. 

Whether your company specializes in creating signs to advertise businesses or in creating the energy-producing technology to power them, having access to effective metal cutting is essential. Rapid WaterJet Design has all the waterjet cutting services your company needs to keep your operations running smoothly.

Tool & Die / Machining

Rapid Waterjet Design has vast knowledge of manufacturing components for stamping dies, molds or progressive dies. Every die component is designed, machined and assembled with the highest quality material and craftsmanship. We believe that this commitment to excellence provides our customers with consistent quality year after year.

TOOL COMPONENTS

  • Stripper Plate
  • Die Yoke
  • Punch and Inset Blocks
  • Die Shoes

TOOL CHANGES / UPDATES

  • Design Changes
  • Piercing through Hardened Tool Steel
  • Performance Upgrade

Signage

Rapid Waterjet Design’s unique mix of waterjet cutting technology, engineering, fabrication and industrial art will help create a sign that gets you or your business noticed.

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Energy

Rapid Waterjet Design works with various vendors in the Windmill and Solar energy industries. We work with our clients from rapid prototyping to manufacturing parts out of steel, stainless steel, aluminum and composite materials. Rapid Waterjet Design utilizes its in house engineering, quality control, machining services and secondary partnerships to manufacture simple to complex parts for Wind and Solar Energy Manufacturers.

Wind and Solar components supplied all over the world.

  • Wind Blades – Aluminum
  • Wind Blades – Composite
  • Blade Mount Clamps
  • Blade Mount Plates
  • Tail Fin
  • Tail Mount Plates
  • Harnesses
  • Control Arms
  • Counter Weight Shafts
  • Panel Mounting Brackets

 

 

Forging

RWD is committed to dedicating the time, energy, and resources needed to continually grow our understanding of the science and methods behind forged products.

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