Many industries can benefit from the accuracy and variety of materials our WaterJet can cut. The WaterJet can hold a tolerance of somewhere between ± 0.0005"-0.0008" depending on material conditions and required tolerance of the part. Depending on your project, a few thousandths of an inch are okay to spare in order to save time by running the part faster; when precision is the key factor, slower speeds are essential to a quality product.
TMS's Mitsubishi Suprema WaterJet cutting machine provides us with the capability to cut a wide variety of materials, including thick metal alloys, glass, plastic, wood and more. Our WaterJet cutting process provides precision, accuracy and versatility. Plus with our Taper Control head, maximizes consistency while reducing taper. WaterJet cutting is among the most precise metal fabricating processes in existence.
The main advantages of water jet cutting are the variety of materials which can be cut and the thickness of material which it can cut. An abrasive water jet can cut realistically a 4"-6" thick piece of metal with very little taper. Materials, including glass, plastic, alloys, cardboard, foil, tile, stone etc. can also be cut into almost any 2D form imaginable. Another advantage is that heat is not introduced into the process. When it is critical to keep the molecular structure of your part intact, water jet cutting is the right choice, as the water doesn't change any of the properties; it simply erodes the material away.
Because the nature of the cutting stream can be easily modified, the water jet can be used in nearly every industry; there are many different materials that the water jet can cut. Some of them have unique characteristics that require special attention when cutting. Each material cut will have some unique characteristics that have to be taken into account.