Waterjet Cutting In Industry

2022-11-25 Share

Waterjet Cutting In Industry


The waterjet cutting method is extensively for cutting various materials, including metals, glass, plastics, fiber, and the like. Nowadays, many industries also apply the waterjet cutting method, which includes aerospace, architecture, biotech, chemical, food manufacturing, marine, mechanical, packaging, pharmaceutical, vacuum, welding, and the like. The following industries will be talked about in this article:

1. Aerospace;

2. Automotive;

3. Electronics;

4. Medical;

5. Architectural;

6. Design;

7. Food manufacturing;

8. Others.



Waterjet cutting is widely used by leading aviation manufacturers. This method can be used to make many parts:

▪ body parts;

▪ engine components (aluminum, titanium, heat-resistant alloys);

▪ titanium bodies for military aircraft;

▪ interior cabin panels;

▪ custom control panels and structural components for special-purpose aircraft;

▪ trimming of turbine blades;

▪ aluminum skin;

▪ struts;

▪ seats;

▪ shim stock;

▪ brake components;

▪ titanium & exotic metals used in the manufacturing of landing gear.



Waterjet cutting is very popular in the automotive sector as well, especially in car and train manufacturing. Many sectors can be made by waterjet cutting, including

▪ Interior trim (headliners, carpet, trunk liners, etc.);

▪ Fiberglass body components;

▪ Automatically cut automobile interiors in any angles and separate scraps;

▪ Flanges for custom exhaust systems;

▪ Specialty metal gaskets for antique automobiles;

▪ Specialty brake disks and components for racing cars

▪ Custom skid plates for off-road motorcycles

▪ Intricate decorative brackets and fittings

▪ Copper head gaskets

▪ Short-run productions for model shops

▪ Custom motorcycle bodies

▪ Insulation

▪ Firewall

▪ Under-hood

▪ Foam

▪ Truck bed liners

▪ Bumpers



The waterjet cutting method can significantly bring down the production cost of electrical components, which contributes to companies applying the waterjet cutting method oversaturated technological market. The most common cut parts on a waterjet include:

▪ Circuit boards

▪ Cable stripping (insulation coverings)

▪ Custom electrical enclosures and control panels

▪ Custom-designed elevator control panels

▪ Components for portable generators



The ability of waterjet cutting to deliver precision machining of small parts in difficult materials makes the technique ideal for the medical sector. It can be used to manufacture the following things:

▪ Blanking out surgical instruments

▪ Cutting artificial limb components

▪ Composites

▪ Fabrication of carbon braces and orthopedic appliances

▪ Model shop prototyping



The waterjet cutting method is one of the most widely applied methods in architecture, especially when cutting glass and tiles, including:

▪ Stained glass

▪ Kitchen and bathroom splashbacks

▪ Frameless shower screens

▪ Balustrading

▪ Laminated and bullet-proof glass

▪ Flooring/table/wall inlay

▪ Flat glass

▪ Custom border tiles

▪ Floor and wall inlays

▪ Kitchen countertops

▪ Custom stepping stones

▪ Outdoor stone

▪ Stone furniture

Except for usual constriction and materials, waterjet cutting can also be used for design and artwork, such as artistic and architectural design, murals, metal artwork such as outdoor, theme parks, special lighting, a museum artwork, signage letters in marble, glass, aluminum, brass, plastics, and the like. 



In the Architecture part, we already talked about design, design of signage, and architectural artwork. In this part, we will discuss the design of textiles, including clothing, healthcare products, diapers, fabrics, sports lettering, slitting operations, and so on.


Food manufacturing

Because of the complete sterile nature and no heat generation, there are two different applications of waterjet cutting in food manufacturing. One is for food production, and the other is the food processing equipment.

Waterjet cutting can be used to cut food production, like meat processing, frozen food, vegetable slicing, production of cakes and biscuits.

And it can also be applied to some food processing equipment, such as components for food processing lines, guards, enclosures, food handling and packaging equipment, beverage manufacturing equipment, and specialty liquid filling equipment.



Except for the application above, waterjet cutting still has other applications, such as manufacturing, model making, rapid prototyping, metal stamping, die making, and can also be applied to make pipes, pumps, disks, rings, inserts, tubes, and the like in biotech, chemical, marine, pharmaceutical, welding and so on.


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6. Excellent anti-chemical corrosion resistance.

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