Chipped Travertine Turtle
27" x 27"
Waterjet Cutting Work?
A waterjet machine is
essentially two components: the x-y-z table which moves the
cutting heads over the material and a high intensity pump that
generates 40,000 psi. At this pressure, water alone can cut
plastics, foam, wood, rubber and similar soft substances. When
cutting harder materials such as metals, (even tool steel)
stone, ceramics, glass and dense high tech composites, a
garnet abrasive is fed into the waterjet stream for stronger
erosive action. Movement of the cutting nozzle is guided by
CAD/CAM software instructions, which are generated from
customer specifications/drawings. Unlike other cutting
methods, the waterjet stream does not exert pressure or heat
on the working material.