The material to be cut is placed on an elevated surface above the bed of the machine. Water is then raised to catch the exiting stream & disperse it into the water filled tank.
The cutting head controlled by state of the art CAD/CAM software moves along a programmed path, just above the material to be cut, which precisely creates the part or pattern. CPT utilizes a cutting head that can lean or tilt, into or away from the starting stock to minimize taper on thick materials.
Even with all of this pressure, there is minimal force per square inch put onto the material, due to the small surface area of contact from the jet. This generates an extremely low cutting force, allowing thin or unusual profiles on delicate parts without inducing stresses that can cause distortion.
No noxious gases or liquids are used in waterjet cutting, and waterjets do not create hazardous byproducts or vapors. The used garnet can be recycled for another use and when fully spent can be safely placed into a landfill.
No heat effected zones or mechanical stresses are left on a waterjet cut surface. It is truly a versatile, productive, and “green”, cold cutting process.