Comparison between water jet cutting and various cutting methods

When a factory produces a product, it must process a pile of raw materials. In order to make the raw materials have a usable shape, people process them by cutting. With the continuous improvement of production technology, there are various cutting methods, including plasma cutting, laser cutting, wire cutting and so on. Each cutting method has many application scenarios. In addition to the above-mentioned cutting methods, water jet cutting is also a very popular cutting method. Many manufacturers have begun to introduce robot water cutting equipment. So how do water jet cutting compare with other cutting methods? The following small series will compare several common cutting methods to let you have a deeper understanding of water jet cutting.


(1) Compared with plasma cutting, plasma cutting adopts high heat electrolysis and melting effect, which has no effect of one-time processing and forming on the existing metal, and needs secondary forming. At the same time, the high temperature of plasma has a hot melting effect on the metal around the cutting point line, which affects the operation accuracy. Water cutting will not produce high-temperature hot melt, and it can be formed at one time without secondary processing.


(2) Compared with laser cutting: according to the current laser cutting technology, most of them can only complete the cutting of thin plates, and it is difficult for slightly thicker metals to achieve the ideal cutting effect. This water jet cutting has no such limitations, and can be used in a variety of processing occasions to meet the needs of diversified production and processing.


(3) Compared with wire cutting, the accuracy of wire cutting is very high. Different from plasma cutting and laser cutting, it basically won't produce high-temperature hot melt on local metals. However, in the actual operation process, wire cutting needs a long processing time and processing is very slow. It is difficult to meet the needs of large-scale and rapid processing. At this time, if water jet cutting is used, a large number of metal processing operations can be completed.


Through the above comparisons, we can find that water jet cutting has obvious advantages in all aspects. It has low cost, convenient use, ideal accuracy, flexibility and quickness. Therefore, many insightful processing manufacturers have begun to introduce water jet cutting equipment to provide benefits for their own production.