Waterjet Cutting Systems
The ideal waterjet cutting system for large steel & aluminum plate
Waterjet is the most versatile process, able to cut almost any type of steel or aluminum. Waterjet is a very precise cutting process. It has a narrow kerf width, allowing fine contours to be cut, and producing high tolerance parts from any metals, including mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
However, waterjet cutting is a very slow, expensive process when compared to plasma cutting on most metals. That is why ESAB offers the patented combination of water jet and plasma on the Hydrocut large gantry waterjet cutting machine. This option allows you to take advantage of the accuracy of waterjet where you need precision, and also benefit from the high speed and low cost of plasma on contours where high precision isn’t necessary. The effect is to produce the parts you need for substantially lower cost, in a fraction of the time.