A water jet cutter, also known as a water jet is a tool capable of slicing into metal or other materials (such as granite) using a jet of water at high velocity and pressure, or a mixture of water and an abrasive substance. The process is essentially the same as water erosion found in nature but greatly accelerated and concentrated. It is often used during fabrication or manufacture of parts for machinery and other devices. It is the preferred method when the materials being cut are sensitive to the high temperatures generated by other methods. It has found applications in a diverse number of industries from mining to aerospace where it is used for operations such as cutting, shaping, carving, and reaming.
Water jet cutting is beginning to be recognized as one of the most versatile cutting processes in today’s world. Water jet cutting provides unique capabilities and advantages over laser, EDM, plasma and other cutting processes. With no heat effected zones or mechanical stresses on material it is a versatile, productive cutting process. A1 Jays Machining has the ability to cut tile, glass, stainless steel and virtually any other material with this unique technology.
Sitting inside a plastic bottle, water may seem ordinary. Not at A1 Jays Machining, where water cuts virtually any type of material: rubber, cork, glass, marble, silicon, alloys, and even concrete. With cutting streams pressurized to 60,000 psi, the material could be solid titanium and still not put up much of a fight.
The water jet department turns most request for quotations in less than 24 hours, but with over a decade of experience and three-shift capability, can possibly turn your parts just as quickly.