Water jet cutting is – similar to laser cutting or flame cutting – a cutting process in which material is removed. It is relatively environmentally friendly and is suitable for a broad variety of materials. However, the process has a significant drawback: water jet cutting prices are high.
By contrast, the modern and efficient laser machines from JustLaser win people over through their low investment risk, high throughput rates and precise results – regardless of whether they’re for individual or mass production. Complex patterns can be cut out quickly and easily, and a large range of processing materials guarantees maximum flexibility. Investment in a high-quality JustLaser laser machine quickly pays for itself.
Unlike laser cutting, which is based on thermal energy, water jet cutting is a cold cutting process. High-pressure water meets the surface of a material, removing material as a result. There are two different types: water jet cutting with pure water or an abrasive water jet, to which a hard, powdery material (garnet powder, for example) is added. Although the cutting method is extremely sustainable and environmentally-friendly, the precision of the cut decreases as the material thickness and energy input increase. The process is extremely slow and time-consuming, especially for hard materials, which can result in restrictions in the production process. It is sensible and important for the water to be carefully treated and filtered before it is fed to the pump.
The costs for water jet cutting rise quickly in comparison to the laser cutting process. Before you buy a water jet cutter, you should consider whether it is the most efficient technology for your requirements.
The laser technology from JustLaser wins people over as a highly-efficient process for cutting a wide variety of materials with varying thickness. As the processing is contactless and no force is exerted on the material in question as a result, the surface is not impacted or damaged in any way. In comparison to competing technology like water jet cutting, laser cutting does not require expensive maintenance works, which is why it is a particularly cost-effective variant. Invest in JustLaser laser machines and benefit from significant advantages over other methods: