No matter what type of material you’re cutting, the unique ability of water jets to cut out extremely intricate designs at high speeds without having to worry about breakage is certainly a benefit to your business. You will be better able to use your imagination and create gorgeous designs in various types of stone (marble, granite, slate, soapstone and limestone, for example), glass, porcelain, ceramic tile and other materials. The result: more beautiful inlays, signs, medallions and other artistic items.
Abrasive water jets do not transfer any heat or surface stress on to tile or stone. The material instead retains its original appearance and strength beyond the designs created in it.
In addition, a water jet’s thin cutting edge and width allows for near perfection in many forms of designs, especially when compared to other cutting tools like saws and CNCs. The water jet does not just help you with artistic designs—it’s also a great, simple way of cutting sink and facet holes and to develop more complexity in your corners on the edges of material slabs.
Here are just some of the greatest benefits of cutting stone and tile through water jet cutting in San Francisco, CA:
- Greater profitability: Because you’ll have faster cutting and don’t have to worry about parts or materials breaking, you’ll save quite a bit of money in the long run while also benefiting from higher quality work.
- Minimal kerf: When compared to other cutting applications, there’s little to worry about with regard to kerf, which can help you develop more detailed, artistic patterns in materials of all types.
- Save raw materials: Water jet cutting significantly reduces scrap, which allows you to save money on raw materials and use more of the materials you do purchase.
- Small operating cost: Occasionally you will need to replace some parts, such as your focusing nozzles and water jet orifices. But in general, there are very few operating costs associated with using water jet technology for your cutting. It has much lower ongoing expenses than other types of cutting systems.
- Cutting versatility: You can make a much wider variety of cuts using water jet technology. For example, you have the options for omni-directional cutting, even when you are in tight corners.
- Easier cutting: You don’t just have more versatility when cutting—the cutting itself is also easier. You don’t need to worry about extensive clamping needs with water jet technology, as there are minimal lateral or vertical forces at play. You can also benefit from single-pass cutting, depending on the thickness of the material, whereas other cutting applications require multiple pass-throughs no matter what.
These are just a few of the primary benefits associated with using water jet technology for your cutting needs. You’ll give yourself more artistic freedom, save money, save on raw materials and ultimately be able to work with a much broader variety of materials more efficiently.
For more information about how water jet cutting works, we encourage you to contact us about water jet cutting in San Francisco, CA.