Why waterjet cutting is unbeatably cheap
Instead of cost-intensive diamond grinding heads or laser beams, we use flawless tap water as a cutting tool – one of the understandable reasons why waterjet cutting can be implemented and used so cheaply. Another is the fact that there is hardly any scrap in the cold machining process, which does not cause any temperature-related impairment of the machined material. And finally, costly tool wear is not to be expected with a water jet as a cutting edge.
Water jet cutting is therefore initially “very simply” favorable because the material to be processed is separated by a high-pressure water jet and the addition of sharp-edged cutting sand. The working materials or “tools” are therefore almost in abundance and do not require high investment costs. Of course, the water consumption is quite high, but the resulting operating costs are also balanced with laser, diamond or plasma cutting processes that make use of the electrical charging of the workpieces. Especially if you often want to cut many different fabrics, waterjet cutting is unbeatably cheap. Because with many materials the competing processes cannot be used at all or at least are more cost-intensive. When it comes to universality, water jet cutting is clearly the best and cheapest solution, as can be read online everywhere.
Non-destructive work also has a positive effect on waterjet cutting
When calculating the total costs, the influences on the materials to be processed must also be taken into account. The fact that the material to be cut is hardly heated during waterjet cutting also has a very beneficial effect here. Especially in comparison to plasma and high-temperature processes, material distortion, deformation and loss as well as burr formation are minimal or nonexistent in waterjet cutting. Therefore, there is no need for expensive post-processing, as is the not so unusual waste of workpieces that have not survived high-temperature processing in other processes.
Ultimately, it also plays a role that “volatile” tools such as water and quartz, in contrast to diamond or metal tools, do not wear out and the maintenance and repair costs for the waterjet cutting machines are kept within limits. Ultimately, these are also savings that we can pass on to our customers.