As evidenced by floods and the persuasive pull of thirst, water is one of the nature’s most powerful substances. It should be no surprise that it can cut through metal using water jet metal cutting in San Francisco, CA, a service available at Mach 1 Waterjet, Inc. This overview describes how this technique is used for cutting metal, and why it could be effective for your applications. Many clients move away from welding and other ways to cut metal because they become that impressed with this method.
Why water jet cutting?
Water jet metal cutting involves mixing water with additives and pressurizing it to create a powerful stream. Clients choose water jet cutting because of the advantages it offers over other means of cutting metal and other materials. In many cases, it is safer and creates superior products.
Unlike welding, there is no heat, which can make workspaces uncomfortable in the summer or start fires under adverse conditions. Heat is also not beneficial to all materials, including some metals. Water jet cutting can manipulate those materials without the compromising properties of heat. By taking heat out of the picture, you can change items without risking your project.
There are also environmental advantages. Water jet cutting creates less scrap product, which provides less to throw away. It is also less toxic, so when there is material thrown away, it is not poisoning the environment. Reducing scrap also puts less pressure on material costs so you can secure more benefit from less. It is not unusual for clients to realized decreased material costs.
Accuracy is the trademark of water jet metal cutting. Streams can be made very fine and are easy to control. There are many nozzle options, so we can manipulate the shape of the cut and adjust it to the thickness of the metal. If you require precise components, adjustable water streams create details with precision. All you need to do is provide the specifications and we can prepare our equipment appropriately. The results will likely exceed your expectations.
Metals that work with water jet cutting
Almost any type of metal available today works well with water jet cutting. Stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, titanium and many others respond well to this method. Many clients are appreciative of not only the precision, but also the fact that they feel better using a less toxic option when creating their metalwork or machine components.
If you are curious about whether water jet metal cutting in San Francisco, CA will work for your project, all you need to do is contact us. We will examine your specifications and see how our process matches up. Due to the options water jet cutting offers, as well as the precision, there are few times where it is not appropriate. You can rest assured that we will not go ahead if we do not believe it will work out.
To learn more about water jet metal cutting in San Francisco, CA, call Mach 1 Waterjet, Inc. We look forward to seeing what we can accomplish for you.