As a kid, you learned how to safely hold and use childproof scissors. Then, you graduated to sharp scissors and thought how neat it was that they could cut out all sorts of shapes from paper. Today, as an adult, regardless of your field of work, you may have discovered the power of water jet cutting to cut a variety of materials. If not, read on and get ready to find out why water jet cutting machines and glass make such a fine combination!
Water jet cutting is accomplished with specialized machines that are handled by trained operators to cut through resilient materials. It cuts using a mixture of pressurized water and abrasive additives, typically aluminum oxide or an abrasive like garnet. This mixture is blasted out through a nozzle in highly pressurized streams to make precise, astonishingly accurate cuts. It’s best to use water jet cutting on materials that can be negatively impacted by cutting methods that use heat.
Here are some good reasons why manufacturers use water jet services for glass cutting in San Francisco, CA.
Makes smoother cuts
As far as cutting tools are concerned, the result of using easily controllable water jet cutters is an incredible smooth cut. This result is possible thanks to the water jet’s ability to produce a highly pressurized jet of water, with or without the use of an abrasive additive. The operator can control the speed of the cutting, which allows the tool to cut smoothly through thin or thick glass and other types of materials.
Offers precision cutting
A huge benefit of water jet glass cutting is that, regardless of the types of glass material, glass shape or glass size, many water jet tools can produce a jet of the water mixture that goes in any direction. Once again, a water jet cutter has a high pressure behind it, coming from its water pump with pinpoint accuracy. So, not only can water jet cutters cut glass sheets, they can also cut holes, notches, slits and other small details without causing any sort of distortion to glass surfaces.
Because of this precision cutting and the lack of heat involved in the process, there are other types of materials that can also benefit from water jet cutting, like metal alloys, stone and granite.
Performs well on thick glass
Some people might hold back from completing a certain project simply due to the fact that they believe the material they are working with is too thick to cut. But this is when you can turn to water jet cutting! A whole bunch of glass products do well being cut this way, including stained glass windows, super thin cell phone panels and screens, thick glass walls for buildings and vehicle glass.
To learn more about the process of water jet glass cutting in San Francisco, CA, feel free to contact the knowledgeable team at Mach 1 Waterjet, Inc. Tell us about your upcoming project—we offer quotes on our water jet cutting services to potential clients!