Water Jet Cutting
PFC can cut virtually any material for you with our Waterjet. It has a dynamic head for accuracy and 97000psi pump for speed. This is the highest pressure pump and the most accurate machine on the market.
HIGHER CUT QUALITY
What's more, Dynamic Waterjet provides a higher quality cut part, which can often (or virtually) eliminate secondary processing saving valuable time and money.
From stone to aluminum, steel to exotic composites, increases of 30-50% in cutting speeds are a result of accelerating the abrasive Waterjet stream to the fastest level available. Regardless of material or thicknesses, cutting speeds increase with higher pressure.
Higher speeds and increased production means faster turn around times and lower costs for our customers. The savings comes from the abrasive. As the pressure goes up the stream velocity increases, delivering greater cutting power density. With the 94i HyperJet pump, stream velocities approach Mach 4.
When cutting materials under 1 inch thick, a conventional Waterjet machine typically cuts parts from +/-0.003 to +/-0.015 inch (.07 to .4 mm) in accuracy. PFC's machine equipped with Dynamic Waterjet can cut parts as accurate as +/- 0.001 inch.
For materials over 1 inch thick the machines will produce parts from +/- 0.005 to 0.100 inch (.12 to 2.5 mm). A high performance XY table is designed to have an accuracy of about 0.005 inch linear positional accuracy or better.
Waterjet cutting is a cold-cutting process that eliminates slag deformation and dross waste - unfortunate effects found in plasma and laser cutting processes.
Additionally, both the garnet used in abrasive cutting as well as the water are recyclable.