The Risks and Rewards of Waterjet Cutting

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Waterjet cutting is a fascinating process. It is so fascinating, in fact, that there are millions of views on videos that have been posted to the internet of waterjets cutting different materials. Whether it’s finally learning what is on the inside of your camera or just the sheer power of it all, waterjet cutting has gained somewhat of a following! At Stainless Outfitters Inc., we make our living in the world of manipulating stainless steel into usable products and waterjet cutting is one way we do that.

Waterjet Cutting

One of the greatest benefits of waterjet cutting is that you can create lasting, detailed artwork for a relatively inexpensive price. The waterjets can be adjusted to most kinds of materials, sizes, and thicknesses under four inches. That means that you can get the same details but in different mediums, like wood, stone or even glass. The waterjet cutting process leaves the page blank when it comes to what you’d like to create, and once you’ve decided, the process is fairly quick and fun to watch. Additionally, unlike other cutting processes, waterjet cutting doesn’t weaken the materials used since it cuts with high-pressure water and not heat.

While waterjet cutting has many benefits, there are also risks involved as well. Most of these risks are safety risks to the individuals who work with the waterjet. In order to keep their eyes, limbs, and digits safe, the waterjet cutting needs to be carefully executed to avoid injury.

If you’d like to learn more about the waterjet cutting process that we do here at Stainless Outfitters Inc., give us a call! We would love to tell you more.