When you need materials cut into exact measurements, shapes or sizes, the good news is that you have quite a few cutting methods to choose from. If you want precise cuts and no damage done to your materials, however, you may want to consider water jet cutting. Because water jet technology is characterized by its ability to cold cut, materials cut using this method are not exposed to thermal stress—stress which can lead to undesirable results. There are many advantages to utilizing water jet cutting technology, in addition to its cold cutting quality—including a few major environmental ones, which we will talk about shortly.
What is the role of water in water jet cutting?
Not wanting to contribute negatively to the environment, many businesses are doing all that they can to make their operations greener, more environmentally friendly. Using water jet cutting technology is one of the ways to do this.
Did you know that water jet cutting is able to cut materials using water? Other cutting solutions use harsh chemicals, toxic liquids and various gases, all of which are not safe for people or the environment to come in contact with. To increase the water jet machine’s cutting power, a sand-like abrasive—a common eco-friendly abrasive is called garnet—is added to the water. This combination produces no hazardous byproducts during the cutting process.
Here are some of the environmental benefits of water jet cutting in San Francisco, CA:
- Reuses water: Although water jet machines use water to cut, they actually don’t use much water at all. The amount of water needed is dependent on the size and length of time of a project. Even better, you can put a water jet together with a closed loop system so the water used during the process can be recycled and used again. This decreases a business’ impact on the environment.
- Less wasted materials: Water jet cutting machines are capable of making small cuts, thereby wasting less material. Material removal during the cutting process is a key aspect of creating a desired design. Not only does water jet cutting reduce material waste, but it also saves money on materials.
The water and abrasive used to cut materials is safe enough to dispose naturally or down a drain. If it is sent to a landfill, it won’t add any toxic substances, and it’s not harmful down in the sewer. And the fact that water jet technology allows the water to be reused and less materials to go to waste is excellent news for our environment. Take care of the environment, and it will take care of us.
Overall, the use of water in the process of water jet cutting in San Francisco, CA is safer for the environment than using hazardous products. Contact the skilled team at Mach 1 Waterjet, Inc. to learn more about how and why we use eco-friendly water jet technology in our shop. Let us know how we can help you realize the vision of your upcoming project!