Waterjet Profiling & Waterjet Cutting Northern Ireland

Waterjet Profiling & Waterjet Cutting Northern Ireland & UK wide.

Abrasive CNC Waterjet cutting systems are flexible in the processing of a wide variety of profiles and a nearly-unlimited variety of materials. Cutting is extremely precise without thermal effects on the material. Cold cut edges created during cutting with an abrasive CNC waterjet cutting machine are free of burrs and structural impairment. An important benefit of the abrasive CNC Waterjet cutting machine is the ability to cut material without interfering with its inherent structure, as there is no ‘’heat-affected zone’’ (HAZ). Minimising the effects of heat allows the metals to be cut without harming or changing intrinsic properties. The heat transfer during laser, plasma, and torch cutting changes the structure. The edge melts and burrs are formed.

How Waterjet Cutting Works

Our Waterjet cutting machine, the Flow Waterjet allows us to accurately and precisely cut a wide range of materials to very tight tolerances. Our Waterjet cutting process is achieved by carefully mixing a very hard garnet with water pressurised to up to  87,000 PSI. This garnet and water mixture is then forced through a tungsten carbide focusing tube with an orifice diameter of 0.8 mm. The stream of abrasive and water mixture then effectively cuts through the material on the bed of the machine.

Dynamic Waterjet

Produces More Accurate Parts, at Significantly Higher Cutting Speeds All waterjets exhibit stream lag and taper when cutting through material. Our patented Dynamic Waterjet® with Active Tolerance Control™ compensates for these inherent errors. Dynamic Waterjet produces more accurate parts at significantly higher cut speeds than parts cut with a standard waterjet. Utilizing advanced mathematical cutting models, SmartStream™ technology controls an articulated wrist to automatically tilt, compensating for the stream lag and taper.

Specifications

Software

FlowMaster Software [with Dynamic Waterjet module]

Wrist Articulation

+/- 10 degree [5-axis kinematics with articulated A/B wrist]

Mount

High-precision, quick-clamp to instantly and precisely attach or remove the Paser 4 or pure waterjet cutting heads

Sensor

Touchdown height sensor establishing proper standoff height
We offer Waterjet Profiling & Waterjet Cutting Northern Ireland & UK wide.

Process Benefits

  • Cold cutting without thermal influences
  • Flexible and precise processing of nearly all materials
  • Maximum material usage thanks to minimal, burr-free, part interspacing and part-in-part (nested) production
  • Stress free processed parts due to multi-head and multi-layer cutting
  • No tooling required
  • No costs for tooling storage
  • Materials and Industries

Materials which we work with include:

  • Stainless steel, aluminium, titanium, non-ferrous, and other metals;
  • Carbon Fibre;
  • Hard and soft foam;
  • Sandwich and structural materials;
  • Stone, including granite and marble;
  • Ceramics, glass and bullet-proof glass;
  • Synthetics, including thermoplastics, and duro plastics;
  • Fibre reinforced synthetics, and reinforced plastics; and
 

Areas of Application

  • Machine and apparatus engineering
  • Architectural/Design
  • Agriculture
  • Chemical industry
  • Electronics industry
  • Aerospace
  • Construction and interior fittings
  • Food industry
  • Medical engineering
  • Signage and logos
  • Glass industry
 
  • Agriculture
  • Chemical industry
  • Electronics industry
  • Aerospace
  • Construction and interior fittings
  • Food industry
  • Medical engineering
  • Signage and logos
  • Glass industry
  • Boat building
  • Boat building