Waterjet cutting is a surprising process! If we were to look at the machines working under a microscope, we could see that it is a mechanical process that rips through the material, which is a unique process.
And because the waterjet is very precise, the cutting process can be used to cut a variety of materials used in many industries. In fact, this process is used throughout the world, in fields such as aerospace, transportation, scientific research, the agri-food and other industries.
Sharing her expertise with us is Annie Caouette, Vice-President with Hydro Coupe, who speaks about the benefits of this multi-faceted technology.
Eco-friendly cutting of materials
Did you know that waterjet cutting does not produce any residue harmful to the environment? Well, it’s true. In fact, all the residue and dust is recuperated by the water used during the cutting process.
Waterjet cutting is highly versatile
This process is very advantageous for companies working with a batch of different materials, because they can centralize their operations. They don’t have to seek out tender offers from suppliers who rely on different cutting methods.
“For example, if a client gives us a consignment of parts containing aluminum, UHMW and polycarbonate, we can deliver the consignment in a single order. This is the best method,” explains the partner of Groupe Hyperforme.
It is also the ideal process for cutting custom shapes. For example, clients who want to cut glass trophies or rubber rings can easily rely on waterjet cutting.
Waterjet cutting can be adapted to almost any material
Very few clients’ orders are refused when they call upon an industry expert. Annie Caouette concurs, and lists just some of the many product materials she and her team cut on a regular basis:
- And many more!
The waterjet process also cuts soft materials, such as leather and foam. One of the few materials that can’t be cut with the waterjet process? Tempered glass! The list is short, indeed.
A process that does not deform your materials
The process does not use any heat source, so there is no deformation or hardening of materials at the end of the cutting process. In addition, there is no change to the surface of cut materials.
Waterjet: an industrial cutting method to be discovered
Waterjet cutting can be adapted to the specific requirements of many entrepreneurs. Flexible, environmentally friendly and versatile, it can maximize the investment of factory managers in a variety of industry sectors.
This is why our partner, Hydro Coupe, has become a specialist in the industry. They can work miracles with the right customer. Annie Caouette has seen it many times over the years: waterjet cutting is here to stay.