Benefits of Using Waterjet Cutting Technology in Manufacturing Business
Are you experimenting with waterjet cutting? Or, you already manufacture with the technology? This post is going to unravel quite a few benefits of waterjet cutting that would help you put together important business decisions.
The process involves, high-pressure water jet which is used to efficiently cut parts of materials, and sometimes, to give them proper shapes. In case, it seems to be a new concept to you, you can recall visiting any vehicle workshop and if you have been there, you must have definitely seen the use of the technology.
Here, it’s worth mentioning that mainly there are two kinds of waterjet cutting methods. When pure waterjet cutting is used for nicking and snicking easy or soft materials, abrasive waterjet cutting take recourse to a granular abrasive, which is prepended to the water stream. The granulated abrasive hastens and quickens the power of the cutting rill, aiding hard materials like ceramics or metals to be easily sheared.
We can certainly consider waterjet cutting as a versatile application. Bet it glass or plastics, rock or stone, and even rubber or any composites, the technology is capable of hacking off nearly any material. Also, with a granular abrasive on board, waterjet cutting machine can bring about quality cuts on materials having viscosity up to 200 mm.
Waterjet cutting is a cold cutting process, and, thus, the heat exposure can be easily evaded or circumvented. And, it is actually important for materials like brass or steel, leading to a perfect cut without any probable distortion in the material. This definitely results in an even and whiz-free cut.
Also, a major benefit of the technology is that it never forms any heat affected zone (HAZ). The cold cutting method of the technology not only makes space for clean cuts, but also intensifies the safety of the operator. Accordingly, it eliminates the risks for burns as well.
At the same time, the instant top-quality cutting guarantees an accurate result, wiping out the need for a finishing process. This, in turn, fast-tracks the cutting method and saves time to a great extent, piling up the overall efficiency.
Last but not the least; the growing significance of eco-friendly processes throughout the industries is becoming more ostensible. And, with this drift on board, waterjet cutting appears as a boon indeed, as it does not create any harmful or perilous waste in the form of damaging gases or fumes.
According to Allied Market Research, the global waterjet cutting machine market is expected to reach $1,475 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 7.4% from 2016 to 2022. Huge development in manufacturing sector, and increase in demand for waterjet cutting machines from an array of end-use industries are the factors driving the growth of the market. On the other hand, several concerns for water conservation impede the growth to some extent. Nevertheless, high-end advancements in technology and sharp economic growth in developing nations have almost modulated the above factor and paved the way for a number of opportunities for the frontrunners in the sector. To sum up, it can be stated that the market is thriving pretty rapidly and in the next few years, it’s projected to ring out yet more.
PR & Marketing Professional at EquipNet, Inc.
Jessica Hamelburg is a content marketing coordinator and social media manager for a global industrial asset management company, EquipNet, Inc. Jessica holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Public Relations from Suffolk University and offers many years of experience in various forms of writing. Some of her favorite hobbies include exploring new music, creative writing and spending time with her dogs.
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